Trump Makes Surprise Migrant Raid Announcement

Posted on June 18, 2019 6:18 pm

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U.S. President Donald Trump promised to start deporting “millions of illegal aliens” from the United States next week, but the announced raids on immigrant families appear to have caught the country’s immigration officials by surprise.

The deportation plans have been under consideration for months. A Trump administration official says the 1 million migrants who have been issued final deportation orders but are still living in the U.S. would be targeted first. But the most the U.S. has ever deported in a single year was in 2013, when about 435,000 were sent home.

U.S. immigration officials say despite Trump’s announcement, raids on migrant families