No doubt, you are hearing all KINDS of things in the news about Trump’s latest on Immigration and the impact it will have. But there are some other things in the works that aren’t getting as much notice mainly because of the ruckus Democrats are raising at the thought we might actually start FOLLOWING THE LAWS ON THE BOOKS on Immigration.
Gee, what kind of crazy talk is THAT, following the dang LAW? Well, to many Americans, it isn’t cray cray at all, but what we should have been doing all along. So here are a few of the things Trump plans to do with his most recent proclamation. From USA Today:
“Everybody who is here illegally is subject to removal at any time. That is consistent with every country, not just ours,” Spicer said. “But the priority that the president has laid forward (are) the people who have committed a crime or pose a threat to our public.”
The memos fulfill Trump’s campaign promises to crack down on illegal immigration. Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates for lower levels of legal and illegal immigration, said the memos capture many recommendations his group has been making for years.
“It’s Christmas in February,” Stein said. “What (Homeland Security Secretary John) Kelly has done is lay out a broad road map of regaining control of a process that’s spun out of control.”
Immigration advocacy groups were crushed. Although Trump recently said his focus would be to deport undocumented immigrants with criminal histories or who pose a threat to national security, the new memos make clear that nearly all undocumented immigrants are at risk. […] (Click here to read here to read here to read the rest.)
As well they SHOULD be. NO ONE has the right to enter another country illegally. They do not. If they are claiming asylum status, or are refugees, let them go through that process. But no one from anywhere else deserves to be here or has the right to be here or is ENTITLED to be here if they do NOT go through the proper process. And they sure as hell do not have the right to jump the line in front of those who ARE trying to come here legally. That’s just a fact, jack, and it is about time those laws were enforced.
But there is more in the recent memo that is not drawing as much attention, and it should (h/t Right Scoop for highlighting this). Thanks to Katie Pavlitch at Townhall, we know about VOICE. Here’s the scoop from Townhall:
Speaking from the White House briefing room Tuesday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced the development of a new Immigration and Customs Enforcement office focused on helping victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens. The office will also assist family members of victims and is part of President Trump’s recent executive action to bolster enforcement of immigration laws already on the books.
“This office [Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office] will facilitate the engagement with victims and their families to ensure questions and concerns regarding immigration enforcement efforts are addressed,” Spicer said, adding that the establishment of the office fulfills a campaign promise.
Further, (Homeland Security Secretary John) Kelly immediately ordered the Director of ICE to “reallocate any and all resources that are currently used to advocate on behalf of illegal aliens to the new VOICE Office, and to immediately terminate the provision of such outreach or advocacy services to illegal aliens.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Wow. That is HUGE, don’t you think? And I LOVE that it is being funded – with our tax dollars – from the fund previously used to assist illegal aliens.
That sure begs a question, doesn’t it? Why in the sam hill were OUR tax dollars being used to help people BREAK THE LAW?? That is all kinds of messed up, in my opinion.
Anyway, I cannot imagine the sense of relief and appreciation of those families who have suffered the loss of a loved one at the hands of an illegal immigrant. Sadly, it happens more than we know or that the media or the government (under Obama) reported. Fox News crunched some numbers a couple of years ago, and this is what Fox found:
In the absence of comprehensive data, FoxNews.com examined a patchwork of local, state and federal statistics that revealed a wildly disproportionate number of murderers, rapists and drug dealers are crossing into the U.S. amid the wave of hard-working families seeking a better life. The explosive figures show illegal immigrants are three times as likely to be convicted of murder as members of the general population and account for far more crimes than their 3.5-percent share of the U.S. population would suggest. Critics say it is no accident that local, state and federal governments go to great lengths to keep the data under wraps.
“There are a lot of reasons states don’t make this information readily available, and there is no clearinghouse of data at high levels,” said former Department of Justice attorney J. Christian Adams, who has conducted exhaustive research on the subject. “These numbers would expose how serious the problem is and make the government look bad.”
Adams called illegal immigrant crime a “wave of staggering proportions.” He and other experts noted that the issue has been dragged into the spotlight by a spate of cases in which illegal immigrants with criminal records killed people after being released from custody because of incoherent procedures and a lack of cooperation between local and federal law enforcement officials. The murders, including the July 1 killing of Kathryn Steinle, allegedly by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco, have left grieving loved ones angry and confused, local and federal officials pointing fingers at one another and the voting public demanding secure borders and swift deportation of non-citizen criminals.
“Every one [of the recent cases] was preventable through better border security and enforcing immigration laws,” said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies. “They should have been sent back to their home country instead of being allowed to stay here and have the opportunity to kill Americans.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)
So it is those families, the families of victims of violence by illegal immigrants, like the Steinle family, who will finally have a V.O.I.C.E. And it is about damn time.
Now THAT is a good use of taxpayer money.
That’s what I think. How about you? This is an Open Thread.