USA immigration authorities want to deport recently arrived families who are in the United States illegally to discourage the surging numbers of Central Americans arriving from Mexico, a government official leading the effort said on Wednesday.
According to a senior Mexican official, the tactic appears to have worked.
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"The border crisis doesn't start and stop at the border, which is why ICE will continue to conduct interior enforcement without exemption for those who are in violation of federal immigration law, " ICE spokeswoman Carol Danko said in a statement Tuesday. From October to December, the most recent period for which statistics are available, ICE deported 22,169 people from the USA interior, down 7 percent from the same period in 2017.
Following the Trump administration's failed family separation policy, which has resulted in thousands of children ripped from their parents and left in inhumane conditions, previous plans to execute a similar round-up were shut down by then-Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and former acting ICE Director Ronald Vitiello, mostly out of fear of widespread backlash, says the Post. "We will be going after individuals who have gone through due process and who have received final orders of deportation".
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The president has been focusing on undocumented immigrants - one of his signature issues - in recent weeks as he tries to make the case that voters should re-elect him in 2020. "That will include families", he continued, adding that those detained will be treated "with compassion and humanity".
The family arrest plan has been considered even more sensitive than a typical operation because children are involved and Homeland Security officials retain significant concerns that families will be inadvertently separated by the operation, especially because parents in some households have deportation orders but their children - some of whom are United States citizens - might not.
Democrats in Congress have blocked Trump's efforts to build a border wall.
ICE has the power to pick up immigrants with deportation orders and send them to immigration detention centers. He said deportation is essential to reduce the incentive for potential migrants crossing over to the United States.
Now, this seems to go against his own rule on not tipping off immigrants to ICE raids, which the mayor of Oakland did a year ago, prompting the president to suspect her of obstruction of justice.
Homan later retired, but last week Trump said Homan would return to public service as his "border czar". It remains unclear if the President was referring to this operation in his tweet. "We're not going to exempt any demographic".