News of a massive deportation order just dropped. The entire world is shocked, but President Trump knew about it all along. This has never been done before.
Ken Cuccinelli, acting director for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCIS), revealed on CBS News that ICE is prepared to “deport the approximately one million people who have final removal orders.”
Cuccinelli is a former candidate for governor of Virginia and, most notably, he served as the state’s attorney general — he’s keenly aware of the law enforcement issue at play here. It is a relief to have him on Trump’s team to tackle this crucial issue.
When Cuccinelli speaks of “final removal orders,” he means individuals who have gone “all the way through the due process” and are simply waiting to be deported. He also believes that deportations “should be going on on a rolling basis.”
He continued: “I’m just pointing out that the pool of those with final removal orders is enormous. It’s important to note, here we are talking about ICE doing its job as if it’s special … and they’ve been … held up by the politics of Washington to a certain extent.”
This presents such a paradigm shift from the previous administration. Whereas Obama never wanted to rock the boat and essentially kept the status quo, Trump is serious about border security. He’s keeping his word.
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