Trump announces ICE to begin removing millions of illegal aliens

I think it is no coincidence that the night before he kicks off his re-election campaign in Orlando (in front of a crowd of 20,000 with many thousands more gathered outside), President Trump announced that "millions" of illegal aliens are starting to be deported by ICE.

He did so on Twitter, while simultaneously noting that Mexico and Guatemala are implementing or about to implement measures that will diminish the flow of third-world country nationals transiting Mexico.

In other words: stanch the new flow while expelling those already here illegally.  Even before the border wall is completed.

Delivering on his key promise of 2016.

This positions Trump as being effective even without Congress cooperating with legal changes and more border wall funding.

I also expect that he anticipates that one or more federal judges will seek to halt ICE deportations.  My sense is that he wants a case on which he can challenge the validity of 50-state injunctions being issued by one federal judge.  Deportations of people here illegally maybe the test case he wants.

Hat tip: Roger Luchs.

I think it is no coincidence that the night before he kicks off his re-election campaign in Orlando (in front of a crowd of 20,000 with many thousands more gathered outside), President Trump announced that "millions" of illegal aliens are starting to be deported by ICE.

He did so on Twitter, while simultaneously noting that Mexico and Guatemala are implementing or about to implement measures that will diminish the flow of third-world country nationals transiting Mexico.

In other words: stanch the new flow while expelling those already here illegally.  Even before the border wall is completed.

Delivering on his key promise of 2016.

This positions Trump as being effective even without Congress cooperating with legal changes and more border wall funding.

I also expect that he anticipates that one or more federal judges will seek to halt ICE deportations.  My sense is that he wants a case on which he can challenge the validity of 50-state injunctions being issued by one federal judge.  Deportations of people here illegally maybe the test case he wants.

Hat tip: Roger Luchs.