WHO SAYS ELECTIONS DON’T HAVE CONSEQUENCES …
According to The Washington Times and a report released by Customs and Border Protection, illegal immigration dropped 27% in January 2017 as compared to compared to December 2016. It would appear that some have heard that there is a new sheriff in town in the United States and his name is President Donald Trump.
Illegal immigration across the southwest border plummeted in January, compared to December, as the flow of both illegal immigrant families and children traveling alone dried up, according to numbers released by Customs and Border Protection on Monday.
The numbers are still high compared to past years — indeed, it’s the worst January in records dating back to 2012.
But total apprehensions of migrants trying to sneak across the border fell 27 percent on a month-to-month basis, to 31,575. And the number of inadmissible migrants who showed up at the southwest’s ports of entry fell 28 percent, to 10,899.
Apprehensions are deemed an indicator of the overall flow: The more people caught, the more are believed to be getting through.
The flow always decreases in the deep months of the winter, before picking up again in the spring. Last year Border Patrol apprehensions dropped 36 percent from December to January.
TRUMP TELLS CPAC THAT WE ARE GOING TO BUILD WALL BETWEEN MEXICO AND USA AHEAD OF SCHEDULE …
Today at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, in National Harbor, MD, President Donald Trump told the those in attendance that the U.S. was going to build a wall between Mexico and the United States and that it was way ahead of schedule. President Trump praised the job of Gen. Kelly, Homeland Security secretary, and reminded everyone that we are getting the bad ones out of this country. Trump reiterated that he was getting illegals out of the county who have committed crimes like drugs and murder. Trump stated, “basically, all I have done is keep my promise.”
President Donald Trump Tells ABC News’ David Muir … The Construction of Border Wall Will Begin in ‘Months’ (VIDEO)
THE WALL WILL BEGIN IN MONTHS …
In a first and exclusive interview with ABC News, President Donald J. Trump told ABC News anchor David Muir what he had been stating on the campaign trail with regards to building a wall. Trump is going to begin the construction of a border wall between the United States and Mexico within month. Trump said, “As soon as we can, as soon as we can physically do it. I would say in months, yeah. I would say in months, certainly planning is starting immediately.” And yes, Mexico is ultimately going to may for it.
Full interview transcript can be read HERE.
In his first one-on-one television interview since being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, President Donald Trump told ABC News anchor David Muir that Mexico would be paying for the proposed border wall and that negotiations between the two nations would begin “relatively soon.”
“Ultimately, it will come out of what’s happening with Mexico … and we will be in a form reimbursed by Mexico, which I’ve always said,” Trump said.
During the interview, which took place at the White House this morning, Trump said that Mexico would pay the U.S. back “100 percent.”
He confirmed that U.S. taxpayer dollars would be used to start the construction but said reimbursement would follow.
“All it is, is we’ll be reimbursed at a later date from whatever transaction we make from Mexico,” he said. “I’m just telling you there will be a payment. It will be in a form, perhaps a complicated form. What I’m doing is good for the United States. It’s also going to be good for Mexico. We want to have a very stable, very solid Mexico.”
When asked about the start of construction, Trump said it would happen in “months.”
“As soon as we can, as soon as we can physically do it,” he said. “I would say in months, yeah. I would say in months — certainly planning is starting immediately.”
President Donald Trump to Direct Federal Resources To Building a U.S.-Mexico Border Wall … Also to Eliminate “Sanctuary Cities”
DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENCY, DAY 3: BUILD THAT WALL … IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WON’T COME.
It is day three of the Donald Trump presidency, might be called, “IMMIGRATION DAY”. Making good an another campaign promise, today the president is supposed to take executive action to direct federal resources toward building a border wall between the United States and Mexico. Trump will also look to eliminate sanctuary cities in the United States and add another 5000 border agents.
President Donald Trump will take executive action Wednesday directing federal resources toward building a border wall, a White House official confirmed to CNN.
The move begins a multi-day roll out of immigration actions that’s also expected to include moves related to refugees and visas. Trump will make the announcement during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security at 1:25 p.m. ET.
Trump himself hinted at Wednesday’s move on Twitter, writing “Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!”
Trump plans to issue two executive orders Wednesday during his visit to the Department of Homeland Security, according to a person familiar with the President’s plan.
The first will direct the agency to begin construction of the border wall, as well as take steps to repair existing areas of fencing along the frontier between the US and Mexico. The order will also include a mandate to increase staff at Customs and Border Protection by 5,000 and alleviate the flood of migrants fleeing violence in Central America.
According to the person familiar with the plans, Trump’s executive order will require DHS to publicly detail what aid is currently directed to Mexico, an indication of an eventual move toward redirecting some of that money to fund the wall’s construction — and giving cover for a longstanding campaign promise to have Mexico pay for the structure.
HUGE WIN FOR TRUMP!!!
As reported at the Washington Examiner, it turns out that Donald Trump’s Mexican gamble turned up Aces. It was a huge win for Trump as he went into the lion’s den and did not back down. Trump did not apologize for America, instead he held his ground and looked, sounded and acted presidential. Side by side with a foreign leader, one who prior to the meeting seemed to have little in common. However, following the meeting Mexican President Pena Nieto said, “I had a very open and constructive discussion with Donald Trump. Even though we may not agree on everything, I trust that together we will be able to find prosperity and security.” As Hilary Clinton and her minions looked small and criticized Trump for traveling to Mexico, as Powerline opined, the meeting implicitly gave Trump the status of a head of state, Folks, that is big!
If Trump continues to do this, show the American people he has the right stuff, stay on message and hammer Clinton with her own words and actions … he will win. Americans know Hillary is a liar and can’t be trusted. Many need an extra added reason to not vote for her. That’s where a focused and on message Trump comes in.
About an hour before Donald Trump made his joint statement with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, a strategist in Trump’s extended circle saw success on the horizon.
“I bet they have a nice meeting where they both explain their positions and promise to talk further — it doesn’t have to be any more complicated than that,” the strategist explained. “If [Trump] just has a calm, behind-closed-doors meeting, has a photo taken, looks presidential, and gets out of town, that’s a big win.”
Indeed, it was a big win — a very big win — for Trump. Going into a meeting with the potential for disaster — who knew how Pena Nieto would receive the world’s most controversial presidential candidate or what embarrassments might lie ahead? — Trump came out of the meeting looking very much like a potential President of the United States. Standing beside the Mexican leader in front of a green-gray granite wall reminiscent of the United Nations, Trump presented the picture of a statesman.
Less than 24 hours earlier, Trump was reciting “The Snake” before a rowdy audience in Everett, Washington. In Mexico, he looked like a world leader.