Yesterday, Trump kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign with announcement by tweet that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin mass scale deportation of undocumented persons, even those with no criminal background. His tweet said that starting next week, his administration “will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.They will be removed as fast as they come in.”
Most experts agree that it would be impossible to carry out coordinated raids to locate and deport 10 million undocumented people. ICE is already overwhelmed, lacking of staff, funding and detention space for its current workload. There are reports however, that the new acting Director of ICE, Mark Morgan has acknowledged a plan to go after those one million individuals who have already been through the removal process and have final orders of removal entered against them. We will keep you posted here on the administration’s actions in this regard.