This just in—an estimated 4,000 Somali migrants are expected to be deported by President Donald Trump’s ICE agency.
An interview with Somalia’s ambassador, Ahmed Isse Awad, reveals that the number of Somalis ICE is looking to deport is at least 4,000, with the vast majority not being currently held in immigration detention centers:
“Somalia’s U.S. ambassador says his embassy has learned that U.S. immigration agents are planning to deport about 4,000 Somali nationals now living in the United States.”
” ‘We learned through immigration sources that the total number of the Somalis that are in the books of [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to be removed are close to 4,000,’ Ahmed Isse Awad told VOA’s Somali service Saturday. ‘Most of them are not in detention centers.’ ”
“Since Somalia’s embassy in Washington reopened in November 2015, the ambassador said, about 170 Somali immigrants who either ran afoul of U.S. law or had their asylum applications rejected have been deported to Mogadishu, the Somali capital.”
“Most of those previously deported had applied for but been denied political asylum in the U.S., he added. Another group of Somali applicants whose requests for asylum have been denied are now in detention centers or prisons, awaiting deportation.”
Finally, a president that actually cares about illegal immigration—if this were the Obama administration, these illegal immigrants would be given $50,000 a year in benefits including a place to stay, and immunity from being prosecuted.
“Fewer than 300 Somalis are scheduled to be moved out in the next couple of months, Awad told VOA, adding that his embassy was awaiting information from U.S. authorities on who the deportees were and when they would depart.”
“ICE agents recently arrested 82 people from 26 nations during a five-day operation in and around the U.S. capital.”
“According to a statement from ICE, 68 of those detained March 26-30 had previous criminal convictions, for crimes including armed robbery, larceny and drug offenses. All but three were arrested in the state of Virginia.”
“One of those arrested last month, Awad said, was a 50-year-old Somali man who identified himself as second in command of Somalia’s National Security Service. He had previously been deported to Somalia in 1996.”
” ‘According to ICE, he came back to the U.S. in 1997 under a different name,’ the Somali envoy said. ‘In 2014, he was jailed for 11 months for forgery and drug-related crimes, and since then has committed several other felonies.’ ”
“U.S. immigration officials said eight of those arrested during ICE’s end-of-March roundup had no known criminal records; they either had overstayed visitor visas or ignored final orders to leave the country.”
Illegal immigrants coming back after being deported was a huge problem under the Obama administration, and one that caused us a lot of money, time, and American lives. No more, though. Trump has vowed to put the American people first, rather than selling out our country to globalist interests.
Breitbart also reports:
“The numbers released by the ambassador show a steep departure from the days of lax immigration enforcement under the Bush and Obama Administrations.”
“Awad said that during Obama’s last two years in office, only 170 Somalis were deported for either committing crimes or having their asylum requests rejected.”
“The Trump Administration is expected to double that number in a few months.”
“In a recent east coast operation, ICE arrested 82 criminal illegal immigrants, including two criminal aliens who were suspected of being MS-13 gang members, with ties to the El Salvadorian organization, Breitbart Texas reported.”
It’s good to hear that our President is following through with his promises. Of course, liberals view his policies as a bad thing, seeing that they favor open borders, but we all know what happened to Sweden, Germany, and France after enacting border policies.