Mr. President – Trump’s Enforcement Message Resonates with American Voters!

President ObamaAt his first press conference since the election, President Obama told reporters that he wanted to ensure a smooth transition between himself and President-elect Donald Trump and that he intended to give Trump “space” to determine his agenda as well as staff.  Yet, at this very same conference, President Obama said that he would “urge the president-elect and the incoming administration to think long and hard before they are endangering the status of what for all practical purposes are American kids.”

Obama’s claim that DACA recipients are “American kids” is factually incorrect on a number of levels. First, DACA recipients are citizens of other nations who are living in the U.S. unlawfully. Second, many DACA recipients are full grown adults. Despite the rhetoric, the actual criteria for DACA eligibility include being under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012 and claiming to have entered the U.S. before turning 16. Thus, you have DACA recipients who are nearly 35 years old today—hardly the “kids” that open borders advocates claim benefit from the program.

Additionally, the recent election shows that the American people favor Trump’s approach to immigration over Obama’s. By electing  someone who championed the American public’s interests in immigration policy over a candidate who pledged to exceed President Obama in the use of executive action to protect illegal aliens, Americans made their views on immigration clear. A pre-election poll by Pulse Opinion Research that found that 54 percent of likely voters believed there has been “too little effort” to enforce our immigration laws and 56 percent supported “causing illegal aliens to return to their home countries by penalizing employers, getting cooperation from local law enforcement, and denying welfare benefits.”

About Author


Shari Rendall brings to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) over 15 years of experience in government relations and grassroots advocacy. In her former position, Shari led the legislation department in coordinating lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and briefing congressional and administration staff on a wide range of issues. She has also been responsible for grassroots communications and helping state associations devise their legislative strategies. She began her time in D.C. working on Capitol Hill in the office of former Sen. Bob Smith (R-New Hampshire) as a Legislative Aide.


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    I hope the president elect Trump sticks to his agenda on illegal immigration & DEPORTS THEM ALL! I personally have no interest in learning Spanish PERIOD! They are collecting welfare as well as disability & SS when our own can’t even get it “we’ve made more money than what the “guidelines” allow. I worked my *** off since I was 15, paying into all that & now I’m 47 AND DISABLED, I can’t get what I’VE PAID INTO IT because according to them, my husband makes to much money!!!!! Wtf does his money have to do with ME BEING DISABLED AND BEING ABLE TO COLLECT DISABILITY FOR ME??? Better yet, I have an autistic son who can’t even collect it for the same reason, my husband makes to much money & my son can’t even work because of HIS DISABILITY but yet, an ILLEGAL can get all sorts of help……… why is that? Oh yeah, that’s right………’s because he’s a LEGAL AMERICAN AND SO AM I & I want my money I paid into it before some illegals spend MY MONEY ON **** THAT WILL MAKE THEM NOT WANT TO WORK OR GO BACK TO THEIR OWN COUNTRY because of OBAMBA making it easy for them to live here but makes it harder for Americans to live or even just get by. Out with the old & in with the new and BYE bye immigrants

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    Ligaya Fabian of 1631 El Camino Real #8 Tustin Ca 92780 submitted fake documents and paid money to obtain a driver’s license but the dmv found out and revoked the license. She jumpshipped her flight from Germany to Canada at lax to get here. She now has a green card.

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    Alexander Hamilton 1802:

    “The safety of a republic depends essentially on the energy of a common national sentiment; on a uniformity of principles and habits; on the exemption of the citizens from foreign bias, and prejudice; and on that love of country which will almost invariably be found to be closely connected with birth, education, and family.

    The opinion advanced in [Jefferson’s] The Notes on Virginia is undoubtedly correct, that foreigners will generally be apt to bring with them attachments to the persons they have left behind; to the country of their nativity, and to its particular customs and manners…. The influx of foreigners must, therefore, tend to produce a heterogeneous compound; to change and corrupt the national spirit; to complicate and confound public opinion; to introduce foreign propensities. In the composition of society, the harmony of the ingredients is all-important, and whatever tends to a discordant intermixture must have an injurious tendency.

    “The United States have already felt the evils of incorporating a large number of foreigners into their national mass; by promoting in different classes different predilections in favor of particular foreign nations, and antipathies against others, it has served very much to divide the community and to distract our councils. It has been often likely to compromise the interests of our own country in favor of another. The permanent effect of such a policy will be, that in times of great public danger there will be always a numerous body of men, of whom there may be just grounds of distrust; the suspicion alone will weaken the strength of the nation, but their force may be actually employed in assisting an invader.

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    Why should illegal immigrants be receiving assistance when there are millions of Americans we could be helping? Americans first. Go Trump!

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    Elimination of the Executive Orders Can Be Done on Day 1?

    The wall, tariffs, trade changes and tax reductions will take a budget bill….about a year….

    Ford announced today not to move the Lincoln SUV from Kentucky to Mexico…results already!!

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    Shari if u do the math the American people elected if you go by the majority your title is inaccurate

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      I have seen voting claims that Hillary actually won and have read other claims that after all the votes were counted Trump actually won with the most votes. Not sure which is true there is so much false claims depending on where you stand.

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        Bob she won the people bu Trump won the elections N will become president once Dec 19th is voted in again.

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      Raymond Babcock on

      A meeting of h governors to change the way presidents are elected in America. Also America does not need reform . What needs to happen is law enforcement. Illegal mans you have broken the law.

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      How many times have I told you to stop trolling the internet and blaming white people for your problems? When are you going to get your lazy butt in gear and look for a job? Don’t you know that the unemployment checks are about to stop? And quit surfing to porno sites also. Really, you’re as bad as Anthony Weiner! Oh, and by the way, YOUR *Weiner* has been laying down on the job lately! And forget about taking Viagra, ’cause we can’t afford it since the new premiums for Obamacare are so high!

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        Daughter of Peter on

        Daddy, does this mean that my free cell phone is going to be turned off? I’m so disappointed in you, Daddy.

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          Hey Dad, please quit playing mexican music all night, it interferes with my study habits. I want to get good grades in school so that I won’t grow up to be a deadbeat like you.

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      Hey peter, you do the numbers, who was elected to be president!?!! TRUMP……..that’s what counts. With so many coming against trump, guess what Christians prayed, God heard us! Thank You Lord..God has cosen him..

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      Peter, Hillary won the popular votes because MANY knowledgeable conservatives that live in liberal coastal states didn’t come out to vote for trump because they know that coming out to vote for him wouldn’t make a difference due to electoral votes in those states. If the contest was solely based on popular votes, I can assure you more people would come out for trump.

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      Daughter of Peter on

      Daddy those girls that you look at on the internet are even younger than I am. What is wrong with you?

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        Your daddy is just trying everything he can to stimulate his libido and get his own *Weiner* going so that he can send pictures of himself to underage girls. Really, Peter, you are such a failure … at EVERYTHING !!!!!

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          Hey dad, why is it that Trump can have such great kids and you can’t have kids at all? Does it have something to do with biology and genes?

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            Peter, look what a mess you have made! You have caused shame and embarrassment to my children! As a husband, you are a real dud, you lied about your so-called fortune back in Mexico. You just wanted to get married so that you could get a K-1 marriage visa and become a citizen.

            I WANT A DIVORCE!!!!

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            Wifeof Peter like I said… stop being the Roxanne if Stings song N find your real daddy N children of your kids. .hahahaha!!!!

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            My previous husband had flaws, but, unlike you, at least he could hold down a job and didn’t spend all of his time being a troll on the internet.

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            I am an African-American woman, so by calling me an Ape you are confirming that YOU ARE RACIST AND SEXIST !!!

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    The Democrats are saying they will block Jeff Sessions from any confirmation votes because of statements he supposedly made to one person, and that there were no other witnesses to. Contrast that with the fact that Robert Byrd of West Virginia held the very highest positions in the Democratic Senate leadership for four decades until his death in 2010. As usual, the media is not pointing out that Byrd was a member of the KKK when he was young.

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      The mainstream media has attacked Trump because he went out to dinner with his family and didn’t tell them, and they say this shows his lack of transparency. He can’t even go out to dinner without them attacking him, which is why the American people’s trust in the mainstream media is about as low as its trust in Congress.

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        I saw that. What are they going to do, not cover him in retaliation? The media needs to get over the concept that they decide what happens and who knows what. That’s why a lot of the “alt right” sites have gotten huge increases in readership. People have come to realize they are not getting the whole story. They keep saying Steve Bannon is anti semitic, but who is more anti semitic than many on the left. Most of the criticism of Israel, a relatively enlightened country surrounded by stone age fundamentalists, is thinly veiled anti-semitism.

        And look no further than Obama. He sat in a church for 20 years and listened to the anti white anti American rantings of Rev. Wright. Then he claimed he never heard any of it even though he quoted Wright in his books.

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      The less the MSM covers President-Elect Trump, the better off we will be because we won’t be fed with all their lies….because that’s all they are good at.

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      Leland your president
      On Aug. 22, Trump released a statement arguing that the Clinton Foundation, a nonprofit corporation established by former President Bill Clinton in 1997, should be shut down.

      “Hillary Clinton is the defender of the corrupt and rigged status quo. The Clintons have spent decades as insiders lining their own pockets and taking care of donors instead of the American people. It is now clear that the Clinton Foundation is the most corrupt enterprise in political history. What they were doing during Crooked Hillary’s time as Secretary of State was wrong then, and it is wrong now. It must be shut down immediately.”

      Now us his turn to make billions….karma…taxes will go to protecting all his properties while making a killing in business deals due to conflict of interest your vote…your doing

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    Ramona Jackson on

    I feel that our President Donald Trump needs to stick to his agenda of deportation. For the lady that got a 21 instead of a 12 year old. That’s too suspicious. Running from something. Give back

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    There was a foster parent that was disturbed that the 12 yrs.. old child was 21 yrs . old! That’d freak me out Why was the county passing a refugee off as a child? What is going on at welfare Dept. need to be investigated!

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    Glad to see the Election Result on

    It’s time to have a huge round-up of all the illegals. They take jobs from Americans. They occupy housing in a lot of cities, and that raises the rents. They increase the costs in our schools. DEPORT!!

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    The Washington Times reports that a large group of “Dreamers” want President Obama to issue a Mass Presidential Pardon for all the illegal aliens that are currently exempt – from deportation – under Obama’s DACA program. This beyond outrageous, even for this open borders President.

    The phone number for the White House comment line is 202-456-1111

    There is also a form that you can use (to submit comments) at whitehouse [DOT] gov [SLASH] contact

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      These are the very people that the Democratic party need to swell their voter registration rolls because evidently they have lost the American voters. Watch for a mass pardon….just saying…

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      Portland Oregon the schools have instructed their students that no immigration people will be allowed to enter the school. Portland Mayor also said that Portland is a sanctuary city and they will protect any immigrants there. Not sure how they think they will stand up against a government agency that is enforcing illegal immigration. I don’t think that is going to happen anyway. Also Southern California would be in a crisis if all illegal immigrants were forced to leave. There would be a lot of vacant houses, job openings and banks with no house payments. It would make housing available, less traffic on the freeways. Jobs open for young people with no job skills. Some areas would be void of people if there was a mass deportation of illegal immigrants. The illegal immigration has gone on for so many years it would be a major movement of people. I can see deporting or jailing criminals illegally in our country. It would be a major situation to move millions of people illegally in the US. Just trying to be realistic.

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        I don’t think there would be any “vacant houses” because most of the population now finds housing unaffordable in the major California urban areas. They now would have a chance to buy something at a halfway reasonable price. Wages would also rise. I don’t see the downside for the average American. Zuckerberg may be disappointed but who is he but some guy who took someone else’s idea and used it.

        The only amnesty I would be willing to consider is people brought here before the age of 12 by their parents. But the parents or anyone else should not be eligible. There have to be consequences for breaking the law and we have created this situation by allowing it to go on for too long. Nor does it have to be this false choice between doing nothing and physically rounding millions of people up. Make it clear that if they are working and using false or stolen id to do it they will be prosecuted. Many will leave on their own if we make it hard for them to stay here.

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    “citizens of other nations who are living in the U.S. unlawfully.” Perfect language to use. It describes these people perfectly.