By Adry Torres For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:52 BST, 23 October 2020 | Updated: 20:52 BST, 23 October 2020
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is planning on deploying its agents across the country in search of undocumented immigrants who have not voluntarily left the country.
A memo obtained by CNN indicated that ICE will be searching for 'illegal aliens who broke their commitment or promise to the United States by failing to leave the country on an order of voluntary departure.'
In the 'Operation Broken Promise' memo, ICE said that 'unfortunately, over the years, thousands of aliens have accepted the benefit of VD [voluntary departure] without fulfilling their promise to the Government - failing to timely depart the United States.'
Individuals who are arrested for unlawful entry to the U.S. are sometimes eligible to self deport if they are not considered a threat to the public.
They are given a specific date by which they have to remove themselves from the United States and return to their country of origin by airplane without a connecting flight.
DailyMail.com reached out to ICE for