Trump Could Initiate Mass Deportation Strategy Of 1 Million ‘Worst’ On Day One

Migrants stand near the border wall after crossing the Rio Bravo river with the intention of turning themselves in to the U.S. Border Patrol agents, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico March 30, 2023. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, said a number of steps would have to be taken for a “mass deportation” strategy to be implemented on day one of a second Trump presidency.

“There are a few things it will take. One is to reinstate the accelerated forms of due process that are available within the law to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, in order to put people on a fast track for removal and expend resources to go around and arrest and remove them,” Vaughan explained on Thursday’s episode of The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy.

“They will prioritize the worst of the worst… as they always have done, even under Trump,” Vaughan added. “So let’s say it’s a million people, but they can also go after people who have not shown up for their immigration court hearing. So that’s basically all of them.