AMAZING WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A PRESIDENT ACTUALLY UPHOLDS THE EXISTING LAWS ON IMMIGRATION …
Despite some judicial and Congressional setbacks with regards to President Donald Trump’s immigration changes, isn’t it quite remarkable how some of his stratrgies have worked when it comes to illegal immigration by just enforcing the laws that are already on the books. I to would appear that illegals are fearful that Trump will actually enforce U.S. Immigration law, defend the border and deport those that do not belong legally in America. What a novel concept.
In many ways, President Trump’s attempts to implement his hard-line immigration policies have not gone very well in his first three months. His travel ban aimed at some Muslim-majority countries has been blocked by the courts, his U.S.-Mexico border wall has gone nowhere in Congress, and he has retreated, at least for now, on his vow to target illegal immigrants brought here as children.
But one strategy that seems to be working well is fear. The number of migrants, legal and illegal, crossing into the United States has dropped markedly since Trump took office, while recent declines in the number of deportations have been reversed.
Many experts on both sides of the immigration debate attribute at least part of this shift to the use of sharp, unwelcoming rhetoric by Trump and his aides, as well as the administration’s showy use of enforcement raids and public spotlighting of crimes committed by immigrants. The tactics were aimed at sending a political message to those in the country illegally or those thinking about trying to come.
“The world is getting the message,” Trump said last week during a speech at the National Rifle Association leadership forum in Atlanta. “They know our border is no longer open to illegal immigration, and if they try to break in you’ll be caught and you’ll be returned to your home. You’re not staying any longer. If you keep coming back illegally after deportation, you’ll be arrested and prosecuted and put behind bars. Otherwise it will never end.”