Neither Republicans nor Democrats could agree on a plan to address the border crisis after Trump’s two-week deportation suspension, so ICE is now standing at the ready to deport millions.
Politicians that can’t work together are the only ones the deported can blame.
Trump delayed deportations
In a bid to trigger bipartisan action, Trump delayed planned deportations for several weeks.
Politico reports that Trump tweeted on Saturday: “At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!”
This move caught Trump flack as his base demands immediate deportations. But Trump wants Washington to work together instead.
Since no solution could be found, that moratorium is now over.
During an interview with CBS News on Sunday, Cuccinelli said despite a delay of mass deportations by President Trump two weeks ago, ICE agents are ready to detain and deport the roughly one million illegal aliens who have been ordered deported from the country.
These are illegal aliens who have been ordered to be deported. This is a fraction of the millions who have yet to get deportation orders.
Moving forward with deportations
Deportations are the normal course of action, but Washington has interfered with norms. There shouldn’t be one million illegals with deportation orders awaiting deportation. Breitbart reports:
Cuccinelli said mass deportations by ICE of illegal aliens with final deportation orders “should be going on on a rolling basis” and blamed “the politics of Washington” for interfering with ICE operations.
The reason we have overcrowded facilities at the border is because ICE isn’t being allowed to do their job.
Thousands of illegal immigrants are detained at the border. They need to be processed and sent back home as soon as possible.
The overcrowding problem at the border is at a breaking point. ICE needs to be given the tools to ensure they can move people fast. This means that deportations need to continue unhindered by Washington.