President Donald Trump’s policies are reforming and tightening America’s broken immigration system. Unveiling a 70-point list of policy initiatives this week, Trump challenged Congress to strengthen border security and uphold the rule of law.
The Trump administration already has:
- Announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, an Obama program that has protected nearly 800,000 individuals from deportation.
- Issued new directives to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents that expand the pool of the nation’s 11 million illegal aliens that can be arrested.
- Redirected more than 100 new immigration judges to more quickly process deportation cases, leading to a 21 percent increase in cases closed, according to the Justice Department.
- Threatened to withhold federal funding from so-called “sanctuary cities” that harbor illegal aliens and do not fully comply with lawful requests from federal immigration officials. This presumably applies to the newly declared “sanctuary state” of California.
- Ended an Obama-era help line for illegal immigrants and replaced it with a hotline for victims of crimes committed by illegals.
With the electoral mandate he received from U.S. voters, Trump is working to deliver comprehensive immigration control that’s true to his campaign pledges and in keeping with the wishes of the American people.
The whole thing is driving the open-borders crowd crazy.
On Monday, Frank Sharry, executive director of the Soros-funded America’s Voice, declared Trump a “chemically imbalanced president.” The corporatist Wall Street Journal accused the administration of a “bait and switch” that undermines an immigration deal. What deal?
If Trump’s immigration policies signal a chemical imbalance, the do-nothing members of Congress should line up for a shot of what the White House is dispensing. Republicans first.