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New immigration enforcement policies issued by the Trump administration this week recommends sending anyone detained for entering the U.S. illegally to Mexico regardless of whether they are from that country. However it also says that the goal of the policy is not ‘mass deportations.’ This policy has raised protests from the Mexican government so President Trump has sent Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Mexico to lower tensions.
Donald Trump described the immigration plan, stating “We’re getting really bad dudes out of this country and at a rate that nobody’s ever seen before. And they’re the bad ones. And it’s a military operation.”
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly immediately issued a statement that there would be no use of the U.S. military to enforce immigration. Sean Spicer clarified the different messages from the President and Secretary Kelly in the White House daily briefing saying, “The President was using that (military operation) as an adjective.”
In a conference call with reporters, a senior Department of Homeland Security official , speaking on condition of magnanimity, stated, “We do not have the personnel, time or resources to go into communities and round up people and do all kinds of mass throwing folks on buses.”
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