Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Truth or dare? CNN reports that President Donald Trump last night in a tweet threatened to deport "millions" of undocumented immigrants next week. The tweet did not provide details and administration officials did not respond to requests for clarification.
Next week 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. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people.......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
UPDATE (June 19): One can only speculate about whether the Trump administration in fact plans to ramp up removals. However, as with the threatened rescission of DACA, the threat impacts immigrants who live in our communities. Fears of removal may affect whether immigrants attend schools, go to the doctors, cooperate with the police, and more. Consequently, the threats to immigrants do damage whether or not they are carried out. Humans and communities -- all of our communities -- are adversely affected