During an interview with CBS News on Sunday, acting ICE Director Ken Cuccinelli said after Congress’ inability to come to a resolution on the border crisis, ICE agents are ready to detain and deport the roughly one million illegal aliens who have been ordered deported from the country.
“[ICE agents are] ready to just perform their mission which is to go and find and detain and then deport the approximately one million people who have final removal orders. They’ve been all the way through the due process and have final removal orders. Who among those will be targeted for this particular effort or not is really just information kept within ICE?”
Cuccinelli then said that the enforcement of final deportation orders via mass deportations “should be going on on a rolling basis.” He blamed the “politics of Washington” for interfering in ICE operations, stopping them from doing their job.
“I’m just pointing out that the pool of those with final removal orders is enormous,” Cuccinelli said.
“It’s important to note, here we are talking about ICE doing its job as if it’s special. And really this should be going on on a rolling basis for ICE and they’ve been interfered with, effectively, and held up by the politics of Washington to a certain extent…”
Trump, last month, delayed a plan by ICE to mass deport about 2,000 illegal aliens who had final deportation orders after details of the operation were leaked to the media. Former ICE Director Thomas Homan accused Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kevin McAleenan of leaking the plans of the ICE raid in order to halt the operation.
Democrats in Congress, when faced with the opportunity to handle the border issue, completely dropped the ball. This sparked more controversy among Democrats in an already turbulent political atmosphere, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hurled insults at members of her own party that voted against the bill that would aid in ending the humanitarian crisis at the border.
In an interview by the New York Times, Pelosi criticized the four freshman lawmakers and the little influence that they wield. “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world. But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
Pelosi was of course referring to the Democratic airheads that have been nothing but trouble for their districts since taking office, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley.
These Congresswomen of course wouldn’t let Pelosi’s comments go under the radar, as they responded on twitter engaging in a full-fledged cat fight.
Though Trump gave Congress two weeks to devise a plan to close loopholes in the country’s asylum system — loopholes that have invited millions of border crossers to the U.S. over the last decade — no such plan has been crafted that would pass the House and Senate.
A recent poll conducted by Harvard/Harris found that a majority of Americans support Trump’s plan to mass deport illegal aliens following inaction from congress.
As Breitbart News has reported:
“There are about 1.7 million illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico, alone, living in the U.S. despite already being ordered deported or having pending deportation orders.
The latest federal data concludes that there are more than 925,000 illegal aliens, in total, with final deportation orders who have continued living freely in the U.S. About 20 percent of these illegal aliens have at least one criminal conviction and almost all are not in federal custody.
Roughly 60 percent of these illegal aliens come from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.”
It looks like ICE is over the political BS that’s been holding them back and are ready to clean up our great country by removing those who don’t belong.