UPDATED 11:28 AM PT – Friday, July 12, 2019
President Trump recently commented on ICE’s upcoming deportation orders. While speaking with reporters outside Air Force One Friday, he confirmed the planned operations are expected to begin this Sunday.
The president also said ICE agents would not issue a warning before beginning the order, but said the White House has made no attempt to keep the operations secret.
During his remarks, the president also said when migrants come here illegally it’s a slap in the face to legal immigrants who spend years jumping though the hoops to apply for citizenship.
“They came in illegally. They have to go out. We have millions of people standing in line waiting to become citizens of this country. They’ve taken tests, they’ve studied, they’ve learned English, they’ve done so much. They’ve been waiting 7, 8, 9 years with some waiting 10 years to come in — it’s not fair.” — President Trump
According to reports, ICE agents are primarily focused illegal aliens who have recently entered the country.