The US President Donald Trump said that a nationwide arrest of immigrants will start from Sunday. The operation will be for those people who are ordered to be deported with immediate effect. The final deportation orders of 10 major court dockets also include Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
According to Trump’s statement, The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said that all efforts would be made to make those people leave the country whose deportation orders have been issued.
The agency director, Matthew Albence told the Associated Press, “This family operation is nothing new.” He further added, “It’s part of our day-to-day operations. We’re trying to surge some additional resources to deal with this glut of cases that came out of the accelerated docket, but after this operation is over, these cases are still going to be viable cases that we’ll be out there investigating and pursuing.”
At the first stage, this operation will target immigrants with final deportation orders in 10 major areas including Miami, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. However, Albence made it thoroughly clear that this operation will not be limited to these certain areas. The authorities will follow wherever the investigations of these cases will lead.
Donald Trump said that authorities were “focused on criminals as much as we can before we do anything else.” “It starts on Sunday and they’re going to take people out and they’re going to bring them back to their countries or they’re going to take criminals out, put them in prison, or put them in prison in the countries they came from.”
As a result of the family operation in 2016, more than 10% of targeted were arrested.
According to Albence, “If you have an individual that’s been arrested for a criminal violation, you’re going to have much more of an investigative footprint.”
Trump said, “Nothing to be secret about.” He further added, “If the word gets out, it gets out because hundreds of people know about it.”
Furthermore, there is an opportunity for those who voluntarily cooperate.
Albence said, “If the mother wants to return voluntarily on her own with the family, she’ll have an opportunity to do so.”
However, this campaign has grave concerns for those who are living illegally in the United States, and recent developments will limit their days in the US.