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Trump DHS Plans Calls for Deporting Non-Mexicans to Mexico

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

When immigrants from central and south American countries are deported from the United States, they're typically sent back to their respective countries.

Under the new guidelines published by the Department of Homeland Security this morning, immigrants would be deported to Mexico even if they aren't Mexican.

Moreover, the memos call for deporting them to Mexico even before their request for asylum has been reviewed.

If present immigration trends continue, that could mean the United States would push hundreds of thousands of Guatemalans, Hondurans, Salvadorans, Brazilians, Ecuadorans, even Haitians into Mexico. Currently, such people are detained in the U.S. and allowed to request asylum.

President Trump wants them to do so from Mexico, communicating via videoconference calls with U.S. immigration officials from facilities that Mexico would presumably be forced to build.

It's not clear to me if this would even be legal or enforceable, but in any event Mexico certainly isn't going to allow it.

ProPublica has more information on the new DHS memos that, according to a source at the agency, were drafted by Jeff Sessions' office without input from Homeland Security staff.

Officials disclosed that two former Senate aides to Attorney General Jeff Sessions drafted the plan without input from career DHS policy staffers. The ideas aren’t new. Many of the approaches described in the memos come from a 1996 law that policy makers and law enforcement agents had disregarded as either unenforceable or absurd.

“Most of these provisions of law have been there for decades,” the DHS official said. “We are simply trying to execute what Congress has asked us to do.”

Absurd is one word for it.

  • 1SKTrynoskySr1

    Mexico allowed them free, unrestricted transit. Mexico allows asylum. They should be sent back over the border by us (free transit) and told to apply for asylum there.

  • Christopher Foxx

    but in any event Mexico certainly isn’t going to allow it.

    So this is how Trump is going to get Mexico to pay for that wall. Mexico will decide to build one of their own accord to keep all the people from America out.

  • muselet

    Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III “drafted the plan without input from career DHS policy staffers.”

    Predictable as the sunrise, that is. The only surprise is that it took him this long (I figured he had been writing this in his spare time for the past twenty years and could pull a copy out of his top desk drawer at a moment’s notice).

    –alopecia

  • gescove

    It’s been 170 years since we last waged war with Mexico. Trump wants to start another one because people from all over Central and South America came here with a hope to find work and a better life? What a cretinous, racist ass.

    • 1SKTrynoskySr1

      Just how many are you housing? I’ve spent half my career employing legal immigrants, all brown, all from the Caribbean or South/central America and had the opportunity to watch them complain about how the illegals cut their guts out on the job market.

  • Aynwrong

    “Officials disclosed that two former Senate aides to Attorney General Jeff Sessions drafted the plan without input from career DHS policy staffers.”

    For the love of God…

    How much “input” do presumed adults require to understand that Guatemalans, Hondurans, Salvadorans, Brazilians, Ecuadorans, and Haitians are not Mexicans?!?

    Is it possible, that as it seem with the “repeal & replace” the country may find itself being rescued by staggering GOP incompetence?

    Light a candle. Then light 10,000 more.

    • Nefercat

      Guatemalans, Hondurans, Salvadorans, Brazilians, Ecuadorans, and Haitians are brown*.

      Mexicans are brown.

      Therefore, all Guatemalans, Hondurans, Salvadorans, Brazilians, Ecuadorans, and Haitians are Mexican.

      Lojick, republican style.

      *Brown = not rill ‘Murkans.

  • Username1016

    Pfft. Mexico will have something to say about this! So will some US judges. Will Drumpf ever stop flying by the seat of his pants?