- US to start Deporting Illegal Migrants Next Week
President Trump on Monday said the United States will start deporting millions of illegal migrants from the country.
“Next week Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 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,” president Trump said on Twitter.
He added that “Guatemala is getting ready to sign a Safe-Third Agreement,” a pact that would allow migrants entering Guatemalan territory to apply for refugee status there and not in the United States.
President Trump has blamed Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras for the surge in the number undocumented migrants heading to the US.
President Trump called it “an invasion” and has threatened not to offer any support to the three countries unless they take concrete actions.
The State Department said the $370 million initially allocated to them in 2019 fiscal year will be used for other foreign policy priorities.
“We will not provide new funds for programs in those countries until we are satisfied the Northern Triangle governments are taking concrete actions to reduce the number of illegal migrants coming to the US border,” Ortagus said.
Earlier this month, the US compelled Mexico to sign an agreement to deploy 6,000 National Guardsmen to reinforce its southern border and expand its policy of taking back migrants to avert threatened tariffs.
“Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people long before they get to our Southern Border,” Trump said on Monday.