Self-Deportations are rising dramatically under the Trump administration.
The Justice Department has published the growing number of voluntary departures alongside deportations as a sign of a “return to the rule of law” that show Trump’s approach is working.
Adios Amigos. Come back legally!
— Jason Hopkins (@thejasonhopkins) May 9, 2019
The number of illegal aliens who are choosing to voluntarily deport themselves has spiked since President Donald Trump entered the White House.
Illegal immigrants who were granted voluntary departure — also known as “self-deportation” — increased by 50% in 2017, according to information compiled by The Marshall Project. In fiscal year 2018, the number of aliens who asked an immigration court for permission to leave the country on their own accord doubled from the previous fiscal year. Applications in 2018, in fact, reached a seven-year high.
The rising number of self-deportations far outpaces the 17% growth in overall U.S. immigration cases, indicating that a higher percentage of illegal migrants are opting to leave rather than face government-coerced deportation.
There are incentives for illegals who choose to voluntarily leave. Instead of being held in a detention center for an indefinite amount of time or undergo a strenuous courtroom battle, undocumented immigrants can simply return to their home country. Additionally, migrants who don’t have a deportation on their record are not required to wait years to apply for a U.S. visa to re-enter the country. More
If President Trump succeeds to keep illegals off our welfare rolls, the numbers coming in will drop dramatically. Plus take away the jobs, welfare, food stamps and free housing for illegals and almost all of them will self deport.
Good…but, we need to change our laws and do some deporting ourselves.
— J. Robertson (@junertcb) May 9, 2019
If you are in the USA illegally, you are violating our laws and are therefore a criminal. Why is this a hard concept for some to grasp?
Uplifting article! Interesting that the Illegal immigrant feels she’s been treated unjustly and that she’s not a criminal although she’s been living here illegally for 20 yrs, drove an unregistered car and lied to police! Glad she and her ilk are leaving!
— Ollie320 (@LBernard320) May 9, 2019
That’s awesome keep it up President Trump
— jay (@jay39221930) May 9, 2019