UPDATED 7:20 AM PT — Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently confirmed President Trump’s plans to crackdown on those living in the country illegally.
On Tuesday, Mark Morgan confirmed his agency is committed to removing as many illegal immigrants as possible with its given resources. His comments come one day after President Trump tweeted that ICE would begin removing millions of illegal immigrants next week.
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
Morgan admitted it’s not possible to remove the estimated 11 million illegal migrants in one quick operation. However, he said his agency is committed to carrying out the president’s policies, while standing up to those who are against the rule of law.
“The president is very clear with what he’s tweeting out — he wants to maintain the integrity of the system and he wants to make sure that we’re supporting and enforcing the rule of law, and that’s really what this is about…if you were here in violation of federal immigration law, regardless of what classification or demographic you fall within, that law is going to be applied to you fairly…justice across the board,” explained the ICE directer.
Morgan said Congress is to blame for tarnishing the agency’s image and limiting its ability to do its job. Furthermore, he said ICE will continue to prioritize criminals in the deportation process.