According to Ken Cuccinelli, Acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, ICE is waiting to do its job which is to deport one million illegals:
Here’s more from the NY Post:
The Trump administration is ready to deport about a million illegal immigrants, said acting director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli on Sunday.
Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security are preparing an operation that would target migrants a judge has ordered deported, he said.
”They’re ready to just perform their mission, which is to go and find and detain and then deport the approximately one million people who have final removal orders. They’ve been all the way through the due process and have final removal orders,” Cuccinelli said during an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” ” Who among those will be targeted for this particular effort, or not, is really just information kept within ICE at this point.”
Cuccinelli clarified that while they do have deportation orders for about a million illegals, they won’t be rounded up and deported all at once:
“I’m just pointing out that the pool of those with final removal orders … is enormous. And it’s important to note, here we are talking about ICE doing its job as if it’s special. And really this should be going on on a rolling basis for ICE and they’ve been interfered with effectively and held up by the politics of Washington,” said Cuccinelli, who oversees the agency that administers the country’s immigration system.
The immigration crisis at the border is probably affecting how quickly ICE can do this because, as Cuccinelli pointed out, ICE will have to detain these people before they deport them. And right now American immigration facilities are swamped with illegals flooding the border for asylum.