‘I Object’: ICE Director Says Pelosi’s Characterization of Deportation Raids Is ‘Absolutely Not’ Correct

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Acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Mark Morgan is knocking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) characterization of the delayed ICE deportation raids.

President Donald Trump postponed ICE’s plans on Saturday to deport a mass number of illegal migrants, vowing that if Democrats and Republicans aren’t able to come to an immigration agreement to address to asylum loopholes within the next two weeks amid the rising migrant surge at the southern border, “Deportations start!” as IJR News reported.

In days after, the Democratic leader said late Sunday that she will take up a vote this week on legislation for “urgently-needed humanitarian assistance for families, including funding for food, shelter, clothing, medical care and legal assistance.” However, it will “not fund the Administration’s failed mass detention policy,” Pelosi said.

Additionally, Pelosi said during an event on Monday that Trump’s postponed ICE raids were “outside the circle of civilized human behavior,” as IJR Red previously reported.

She went on to suggest “a violation of status is not a reason for deportation” and questioned the “point” of interior enforcement — a remark that drew criticism for the speaker’s “total, utter nonsense.”

Telling “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, the acting ICE director said the ICE raids are “about maintaining the integrity system and enforcing the rule of law,” adding that those who would be deported either have criminal records or families who have been ordered removed by a judge.

Morgan went on to blast Pelosi for “absolutely not” characterizing the ICE raids correctly:

“Again, these individuals have had more due process than I think any country would of given an immigrant and a judge has given them a final order of removal, which they are not complying with. … They won’t come to us and work with us to in a humane, compassionate way remove them to their country.”

“I object to that kind of rhetoric,” Morgan added.

See the acting ICE director’s interview below:

“If we don’t enforce the rule of law, there’s no integrity in this system and we might as well get rid of the entire process,” Morgan declared. 

Democrats in the House said on Tuesday they would be passing legislation for $4.5 billion to address the situation at the southern border. However, the White House has already threatened that the president would veto it due to the bill not providing funds for ICE detention beds and other funds for tougher border security, as The Associated Press reported.

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James
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The ONLY funds the Invaders will need is just enough money to get back across the border. The American taxpayer should NOT be paying to support a bunch of diseased, criminals who should have never crossed the Rio Grande. Begin MASS DEPORTATIONS NOW. Then, fumigate the border region.

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