Amidst widespread anxiety over the fate of undocumented immigrants in the US, US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly has said that there will be no mass deportations from the US. This was informed at a joint press conference addressed by US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
They also dispelled widespread fears that US administration led by Trump is preparing at a large scale to deport undocumented immigrants back to their native nations, as quoted by The Indian Express.
The reassurances were given by the top US envoys following their meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister of Mexico Luis Vinegar and Mexico’s Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong.
John Kelly also made it very clear that there will be nothing such as the mass deportations. The US Department of Homeland Security will carry out no illegal actions and everything will be done in adherence to the human rights laws prevailing in the US, added Kelly.
The declaration by US President Donald Trump to take stringent action against undocumented immigrants has caused much anxiety amongst the immigrants residing in the US. Mexico’s officials are quite concerned that the massive deportations would result in a large human crisis at the borders.
Kelley clarified that the focus of deportation would be criminal elements that have sneaked into the US. Everything would be done in a legal manner as it has been done in the past. There would be no use of armed personnel in the process and the operations would be approached in a systematic and result focused way. There will be no demeaning of human dignity, said Kelly.
In the earlier statement of Trump, he had mentioned of military action and this had caused much concern for the Mexican government.
Tillerson said that both the US and Mexico had reaffirmed the commitment to keep up law and order at the shared borders of both the nations by curbing terrorists and eliminating international criminal networks that infuse drugs and criminals in the nations.