Traditionally, the United States government, via federal government agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection, has not only informed the public ahead of time when it plans to round up undocumented immigrants or otherwise tighten up border security. This is done for obvious reasons, most of which fall under the umbrella of various practices taken by such lawbreakers to prevent capture.
Traditionally, people running for the role of the president here in the United States really start gearing up their presidential campaigns slightly more than two years before elections are held – right around the point where we’re at right now in four-year election cycles.
Current United States President Donald Trump, like most people who serve the country as the leader of its executive branch, has made it clear that he is running to renew his role as president. He’s just now kicking off his presidential campaign, as you probably already know.
Just yesterday, on Monday, June 17, 2019, President Trump tweeted via his personal Twitter account that the federal government agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, will embark on a campaign to identify, capture, and deport millions of undocumented immigrants who are currently living in the United States at some point next week.
Trump stated that the people who would first be targeted by ICE are those who have already been issued open deportation orders by the United States government.
Experts believe that border protection likely won’t be ramped up as part of Trump’s plan to rid the United States of undocumented, illegal immigrants. Rather, they largely feel that Trump is simply hoping to scare away people who are planning on crossing the border illegally via Mexico.
Although experts have varying opinions, many feel that President Trump’s rhetoric won’t have much of an effect on illegal immigration.
In May 2019 alone, some 140,000 people entered the United States through its southern border with Mexico.
Currently, the United States is home to upward of one million people who have been handed down open deportation orders by federal judges across the nation. To keep things in context, the current record of immigrants who were illegally residing in the United States to have been deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a year’s time was just short of 410,000 back in 2012.