On Monday, the United States President Donald Trump said that the US authorities would start removing millions of immigrants from the next week, who are ‘illegally’ residing in the country.
Referred to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, President Trump tweets, “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States,” adding that “they will be removed as fast as they come in.” However, he didn’t offer specifics.
There are an estimated 12 million ‘illegal immigrants’ in the US, who are mainly from Central America and Mexico.
Under a deal, Mexico has agreed to take Central American immigrants seeking asylum in the US until their cases are heard in the US Courts.
It also included Mexico guaranteed to deploy National Guard troops to restrict Central American immigrants from reaching the US Border, avoid Trump’s threat to hit Mexican imports with tariffs.
President Trump further tweets that Guatemala “is getting ready to sign a Safe-Third Agreement.”
Last week, the United States Vice President Mike Pence has suggested that Guatemala could receive asylum seekers from its neighbors and termed its as a so-called safe third nation.
Detailing of the plan hasn’t been made public yet, and Guatemala hasn’t publicly confirmed talks that the U.S. State Department claims were taking place in Guatemala.
However, the US Rights Group Human Rights First said that it was “simply ludicrous” for the US to declare that Guatemala was efficient of protecting refugees, when its own citizens of the country are fleeing violence.
Mexico has accord that if it computes to stem the migrants’ flow are unsuccessful, it will talk about signing a safe third nation agreement with the United States.