‘You will be returned very quickly’: DHS secretary warns Guatemalans against illegal US entry
23 Feb, 2017
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly visited Guatemala to explain that while the Trump administration is not planning mass deportations, any Guatemalans considering entering the US illegally should not bother.
With a spotlight on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and President Trump’s efforts to remove illegal immigrants, Secretary Kelly spoke to a plane full of Guatemalans deported back from the US to explain the policies going forward.
On Wednesday, he spoke at a Guatemalan Air Force base and explained to the 347 people: “If you’re a Guatemalan who is considering paying a great deal of money to a coyote (smuggler) to bring you to the United States, you’ll be wasting your money.”