An estimated 4,000 Somali (majority Muslim) migrants are to be deported by ICE according to immigration sources.
In an interview, Somalia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Ahmed Isse Awad said the number of Somalis ICE is looking to deport is at least 4,000, with the vast majority not being currently held in immigration detention centers.
Advertisement - story continues below“We learned through immigration sources that the total number of the Somalis that are in the books of [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to be removed are close to 4,000,” Awad told Voice of America.
Over the course of the next few months, Awad said some 300 Somalis would be deported, saying he was waiting for information as to who those deportees would be.
The numbers released by the ambassador show a steep departure from the days of lax immigration enforcement under the Bush and Obama Administrations.
Awad said that during Obama’s last two years in office, only 170 Somalis were deported for either committing crimes or having their asylum requests rejected.
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The Trump Administration is expected to double that number in a few months.
The United States has gone out of their way to import the most dysfunctional and dangerous immigrants possible. Over 90% of these migrants are on welfare and many go on to commit violent crimes. There is no reason why we should be allowing them here in the first place. We should be focusing our efforts in helping our homeless veterans who need financial and medical assistance rather than wasting our money and resources on foreigners.
— Bruce Porter, Jr. (@NetworksManager) April 12, 2017