Independance Day Deportations - Happy 4th of July
American Independence Day will be the day America takes back it's independence and begins deporting illegal aliens. President Trump says ICE will be deporting a 'lot of' people after Independence Day and claims immigrants are lodging 'frivolous asylum claims to gain access to the country'. Those operations were originally scheduled to take place last month, but the president postponed them by two-weeks to give lawmakers a chance to come up with ways to close immigration loopholes and fix asylum laws.
Lawmakers have yet to propose any plan to solve this, leading President Trump to say the raids will take place unless something “miraculous” happens. The White House had planned to carry out the raids in 10 major U.S. cities, with several of those cities’ mayors saying they would protect the illegal immigrants living in their communities.
President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, signs a $4.6 billion aid package to help the federal government cope with the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 1, 2019.
The bill contains over $1 billion to shelter and feed migrants, and almost $3 billion to care for unaccompanied migrant children. The president voiced his criticism over the U.S. government seemingly being treated like a hospital for illegal aliens:
“You know, we’re not in the hospital business. We are in the border security business at the border. And all of a sudden we’re forced to be in the hospital business. And again, they’re coming up because they want a piece of what’s happening in this country. They want the economy. They want the jobs. They’re not coming up, for the most part, for other reasons they’re coming up because they want the jobs…but we want them to come in legally through a process and we want them to come in based on merit, so the merit is very important.”
The bill also requires lawmakers to be notified of a migrant child’s death within 24-hours, and implements a 90-day time limit to keep migrant children in U.S. custody.