By Chris Jennewein
Reprinted with permission from Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association
Photo: Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at the home of a suspected undocumented immigrant. Courtesy ICE
June 18, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - President Trump tweeted Monday night that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers will begin deporting millions of undocumented immigrants next week.
The cryptic tweet at 9:20 p.m. California time did not elaborate further, and the White House did not provide clarification on Tuesday morning.
There are between 140,000 and 180,00 undocumented immigrants in the San Diego area, according to a Pew Research estimate in March.
The tweets came on the eve of the President’s planned kickoff of his 2020 elections campaign at a massive rally in Orlando.
The Washington Post reported that Trump may be referring to a plan championed by his senior immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, to arrest and remove thousands of family members whose deportation orders were expedited by the Justice Department this year under a program known as the “rocket docket.”