President Trump says millions of people living in the country illegally will be deported, beginning next week.

In a pair of tweets Monday night — the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid — Mr. Trump said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would next week “begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.”

An administration official told The Associated Press the effort would focus on the more than 1 million people who have been issued final deportation orders by federal judges but remain at large in the country. T

he official spoke on condition of anonymity to explain the president’s tweets. The largest number of people deported by ICE was 409,824 in 2012.