Mexican government officials have just sent a message to the Trump administration saying “you can’t deport these Mexicans”. The message refers to two people who were “DREAMers“. Under Obama, they were subject to different rules than other illegal migrants.
But that has changed under resident Trump. In a series of hard hitting moves against illegal immigrants, the President has said that anyone who is illegal is potentially available for deportation.
AG Sessions pointed out that certain groups of illegal migrants were in no way being targeted, (such as those under DACA), but that doesn’t mean they have protection.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
“DACA enrollees are not being targeted. I don’t know why this individual was picked up,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said about the Montes Bojorquez case on Wednesday.
Sessions was clear, however, that any illegal alien could face deportation under the new immigration rules.
“The policy is that if people are here unlawfully, they’re subject to being deported,” he said.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) disputed the USA TODAY report, telling the The Daily Caller that Montes was deported after Border Patrol agents caught him illegally crossing a border fence into Calexico, Calif. DHS conceded that Montes had renewed his DACA status, but said the protection was voided when he left the U.S. without advanced notice.