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Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by kitanga: 1:33pm On Jun 19, 2019
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRUMP’S MASS DEPORTATION THREAT

IN BETWEEN TWEETS complaining about Fox News polling numbers and boasting about the size of future rallies, President Donald Trump took a moment on Monday to send shockwaves through immigrant communities with a threat meant to rally his base — but one that is not actually logistically possible.

“Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States,” he tweeted. “They will be removed as fast as they come in.” An administration official later told the Associated Press that the effort would target people who have received final orders of deportation. There are more than 1 million people living in the United States with final deportation orders, among an undocumented population of about 11 million.

“He obviously wants everyone to believe he’s talking about some mass round up, which is just not possible,” immigration attorney Matt Cameron said of Trump, “both because of resources and because of due process.”

The genuine fear, coupled with the artificial threat, coming at a time of maximum insecurity for the immigrants in the United States, has put immigrant rights’ groups in a bind. They are being careful in their responses to Trump’s tweet, trying to avoid creating panic, while also trying to equip people with resources needed to defend themselves legally. Adonia Simpson, the director of the Family Defense Program at the Miami-based Americans for Immigrant Justice, said her group was considering whether to host a Know Your Rights training, noting that, in her experience, immigrants tend to be afraid to go out and access legal resources at times like this. The National Immigrant Justice Center, for its part, has been circulating Know Your Rights information online.

Simpson described people with final deportation orders as the “lowest hanging fruit” of the immigration system. ”The easiest population to go after would be individuals that have final orders of removal and are perhaps going to check in at their local ICE offices,” she said. (People with final orders of removal are sometimes allowed to stay in the United States as long as they periodically check in with ICE, often because the agency lacks the resources to deport them, they have strong family ties in the country, or there is no other country that is willing to take them in.)

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Trump linked his announcement of a mass roundup to recent talks with Mexico and Guatemala to keep asylum seekers from reaching the United States, which is vastly different from removing people with final deportation orders from the country. This is yet another indication that Trump’s tweet — issued the night before his official 2020 campaign launch — was about appealing to a nativist base rather than an actual policy.

Another possibility is that Trump was referring to the rumored expansion of expedited removal, a program that currently allows ICE to quickly deport people within 14 days of their entry to the United States, if they’re caught within 100 miles of the border. “To be totally blunt, I don’t think Trump is capable of that level of nuance,” said Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, a policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute.

By all measures, a plan to deport “millions” of people is an astounding exaggeration — even beginning to deport millions, as Trump pledged ICE would do, stretches the truth to a breaking point. As Sarah Pierce, an analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, pointed out on Twitter, ICE has deported an average of 90,000 people from the interior of the United States in recent years. The largest number of people ICE deported overall — from the interior as well as recent border crossers — was about 420,000 people in 2012.

In response to a question about Trump’s tweet, ICE sent a statement that referred to interior enforcement. “ICE will continue to conduct interior enforcement without exemption for those who are in violation of federal immigration law,” the statement reads. “This includes routine targeted enforcement operations, criminals, individuals subject to removal orders, and worksite enforcement.”

REGARDLESS OF WHAT Trump was referring to, or if such a plan to deport immigrants actually exists, ICE is not actually capable of such a large-scale deportation operation, immigration lawyers and analysts say.

There are about 5,000 officers in Enforcement and Removal Operations, or ERO, an arm of ICE, who carry out deportations. From a basic staffing perspective, that’s not enough people to work to arrest and deport millions of people. Even if ICE transferred personnel from Homeland Security Investigations, the arm that looks into criminal activity and trafficking, to ERO, there would still be a shortage of officers.

“The only way they could really actually do this is to reassign people from HSI without actually going after people with serious criminal records,” said Cameron, who noted that the majority of immigrants with final deportation orders don’t have criminal records. “Potentially they’re giving up serious security investigations,” he added, referring to ICE. “We can talk about the necessity of those investigations, but at least on paper that’s what they justify their existence with.”

ICE did not respond to a question about whether it would transfer personnel from HSI to ERO.

Another factor that makes it impossible for ICE to effectuate the plan is the lack of available bed space. Deportees don’t go straight from custody to a foreign country, but are generally detained first; there are about 50,000 beds in immigration detention centers around the country. Then there are basic logistics. To track down people with final deportation orders, ICE would probably look them up at their last known address, which, in most cases, is likely not their current address, Cameron said. Immigrants with final deportation orders often don’t have passports, and ICE would have to engage in a months-long process to obtain travel documents for the people it intends to deport.

One of the first immigration actions Trump took as president was to eliminate a system of priorities President Barack Obama created for deportations. The system prioritized the deportation of people with serious criminal records or who otherwise posed a threat to public safety, and its creation was an acknowledgement by the Obama administration that it’s simply not possible to deport the 11 million people who live in the United States without proper legal documents. Though the Department of Homeland Security under Trump has gone after all undocumented immigrants with equal zeal, it has maintained that it is doing so in the interest of public safety — a notion that is easily disproven.

“Trump has abandoned any pretense of any kind of priorities,” Cameron said. “If they’re going to apply that standard for people with final orders, you’re going to give up any pretense that this is about public safety.”

Due process safeguards in the immigration system are another hurdle the administration would face.

“If you start aggressively enforcing against people who have final orders right now, you’re going to see lots of motions to reopen being filed, which would slog up a court system that’s already backed up,” said Cameron, who is based on Boston and works frequently with Central American immigrants.

The same issue would exist even if a future enforcement operation were to expand beyond people with final orders of removal to something like a workplace raid, Simpson said. “Most of these individuals would have the opportunity to have their case heard before the immigration judge,” she said. “These aren’t people who would be immediately deported. This is something that isn’t being considered in terms of effectuating removals of people in the coming weeks.”

Source: https://static.theintercept.com/amp/trump-deportation-tweet-ice.html

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by sLentlover7778(m): 1:38pm On Jun 19, 2019
Trump, wait until I made it ooo before you start your deportation.. My family Don send me bill... thanks

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by tyup(m): 2:01pm On Jun 19, 2019
As long as they're illegal no shii esp those Mexican mafia sad

Trump should also do well to deport any Biafra patient lurking round US either legal or illegal sad

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by Waakanda(f): 2:51pm On Jun 19, 2019
Soon, his tenure will be over cool

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:35pm On Jun 19, 2019
According to statistics, 80% of crimes and murders perpetrated in America are done by illegal immigrants, people with no papers, no legal or valid documents.
People with no identity, which makes it very difficult for the cops to fish them out.

If this is the only thing Trump achieve during his tenure, that will be a BIG plus for The America government.
As long as it do not affect legal immigrants, Goodluck to him with that.

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by Earthquake3: 4:35pm On Jun 19, 2019
Deport all afonja moslems that voted next level

Nonsense

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by AngelicBeing: 4:35pm On Jun 19, 2019
grin

Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:35pm On Jun 19, 2019
Waakanda:
Soon, his tenure will be over cool
Atleast he would have made his mark by then.
He is doing the best thing for his country.

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by IjebuWarrior: 4:35pm On Jun 19, 2019
Just watch as dem Okoro Savages (Igbos) go come on here dey hail am. Na their way to dey act like Cowards towards their oppressors. grin

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by Samsimple(m): 4:35pm On Jun 19, 2019
Benin oye!!!
Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by Airtimex(m): 4:35pm On Jun 19, 2019
I did not read, but I believe is a good development...


I will be seeing my uncle for the first time cool

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by BakireBulmaker: 4:35pm On Jun 19, 2019
K

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by SarkinYarki: 4:36pm On Jun 19, 2019
Deport them so they don't vote Democrats jare

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by Qpetz: 4:36pm On Jun 19, 2019
LoL grin
Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by Earthquake3: 4:36pm On Jun 19, 2019
[quote author=MANNABBQGRILLS ][/quote]

If you talk nonsense I will slap you

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by Eastlink(m): 4:36pm On Jun 19, 2019
The Latino's will be the major casualties, as well as the illegal Arab immigrants. Nigerians won't be affected except those with criminal records. We form the bulk of the professionals adding value to the American economy.

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by wonlasewonimi: 4:36pm On Jun 19, 2019
Eleriibu somebody

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by jaxxy(m): 4:36pm On Jun 19, 2019
People don’t like trump because he says the truth and yh the truth hurts alot of the time.

We fight Buhari for our porous borders bt sm of us criticize trump for securing American borders and addressing major immigration issues. We are only seeking personal convenience not the right thing.

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by MrMumu: 4:36pm On Jun 19, 2019
Afonjas cone headed children from the fallen angel dey come back Lagos in bulk to continue their fraud.

Only one region get nairamarley,bobrisky, denrele and so many other public nuisance smh

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by laughitall(f): 4:36pm On Jun 19, 2019
This white fool ...Fowl Trump

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by Trutherme: 4:37pm On Jun 19, 2019
I pity those Africans who are supporting Donald Trump. I bet some of them or their family members are among the deportees.

Lesson: Be careful what you wish for cheesy cheesy

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by ChristianNorth: 4:37pm On Jun 19, 2019
If only Buhari is full of life like this man.

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by daddytime(m): 4:37pm On Jun 19, 2019
Ghen ghen...

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by greenguy: 4:37pm On Jun 19, 2019
This news is heart breaking for a lot of Nigerians.

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by GreatPunter(m): 4:38pm On Jun 19, 2019
Much as I like Trump for being a leader who keeps to his word, his approach to migration issues might soon draw the ire of other countries who might severe economic ties with the U.S. U.S cannot survive alone. No country is self-sufficient. Also, Trump should understand U.S needs immigrants to survive. Some jobs can only be done by immigrants.

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by Nobody: 4:38pm On Jun 19, 2019
Those who have valuables should start packing in other to avoid be taken unaware and they lose everything they have labored for all their lifetime in u.s

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by Houseofglam7(f): 4:38pm On Jun 19, 2019
Family reunion everywhere cheesy

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by kinglee007(m): 4:38pm On Jun 19, 2019
Earthquake3:
Deport all afonja moslems that voted next level

Nonsense

Another pikin sighted. angry

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by Ijaya123: 4:38pm On Jun 19, 2019
Easier said than done.

Anything to make his base happy is allowed. He knows their mumu button.

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by karma2000: 4:38pm On Jun 19, 2019
Be rest assured Muslims would be his first target before Nigerians

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Re: Donald Trump To Start Mass Deportation Next Week by Bustincole(m): 4:38pm On Jun 19, 2019
Enemy of black.... donald J

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