ICE's Deportation Plan

Last week I shared a series of stories addressing the administration’s new plan to begin to deport millions of illegal immigrants. Among the findings I brought you were these details:

  • The plan clearly laid out how they intended to go about the deportations by identifying illegal immigrants that have been processed for deportation by the court system but have remained in the country.
  • There are in excess of one million illegal immigrants in the country with this status.
  • Records indicating that there are illegal immigrants ordered for deportation as far back as 2005 still in the country. 
  • The program will include a voluntary component. Anyone ordered for deportation who’s remained in the country will be provided 30 days to attend to their affairs prior to being deported if they come forward. Anyone who doesn’t come forward but is detained will immediately be processed for deportation.

I then used that information to tie together with what’s already happened and what would have to happen in order for the plan to come to fruition as described. ICE averaged 7,000 deportations per month most recently. That’s only a pace of 84,000 per year. In order to reach a million, we’re talking about an average of greater than 2,700 deportations per day.

I then offered this summation, "Come Monday when this plan potentially goes in force, there’s the potential for dramatic increases in ICE detentions and deportations. I have a feeling that many won’t take the voluntary route at the onset in the hopes that they can continue to fly under the radar. If ICE follows through with this plan, however, and it's clear they’re serious in carrying through with their plans, I could see many opting for the voluntary option which would dramatically aid ICE in achieving the goals outlined by the president and ICE director.

If you’ve been listening or reading my work on the topic what was announced on Friday and paused on Saturday, the plan to detain 2,000+ illegal immigrants on Sunday, including in Miami, wouldn’t be a surprise at all, except I suggested it might take effect Monday as opposed to Sunday. As always, I’ll continue to bring you the truth and keep you ahead of the curve. We’ll see what comes out of this two-week window President Trump has opened for genuine solutions with Democrats. 

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