New ICE Chief Considers Increasing Family Deportations

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Acting Director for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Mark Morgan. (Wikimedia Commons)

The new acting director for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency said that he was considering increasing the deportation of migrant families.

Mark Morgan told reporters on June 4 that the agency will continue to deport undocumented immigrants. He said that ICE will prioritize those who have a criminal background and that no one is exempt, USA Today reported.

“I think we can’t exempt anybody,” Morgan told reporters at ICE headquarters in Washington, DC, CNN reported. “That will include families.”

During the meeting, Morgan said he would also target migrants who have a “final order of removal,” according to the news station. He noted that the crackdown would discourage migrants and their families from seeking refuge in the United States.

The Trump administration has recently intensified its crackdown on immigration. US Customs and Border Patrol…

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