Donald Trump was very open about his plans while he campaigned for president. Deporting criminal illegal immigrants was the cornerstone of his policy of Americans first. The ‘conventional wisdom’ from both sides of the aisle was that this just a talking point for his base. Turns out he was serious.
Trump just signed an Executive Order which will allow the government to deport 75 percent of the illegal aliens. Stand by for shock and awe from the establishment.
US Foreign Services Officer Robert Mortensen told the Center for Immigration Studies that the order would allow for deportation on 3 grounds.
- First, the new order allows for the Deportation of any illegal aliens who ‘have committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense.’
The hook here is that crossing the border is a misdemeanor which makes them deportable. This could trigger the deportation of up to 6 Million.
- Second, the order will target individuals who ‘have engaged in fraud or willful misrepresentation in connection with any official matter or application before a government agency.’
Many illegal immigrants obtain false Social Security numbers to get jobs. According to LA Times, this could ensnare up to 8 Million people.
- Finally, the new order will go after people who ‘have abused any program related to receipt of public benefits.’
Not surprisingly, the US has no accurate numbers on how many illegals may be using public assistance. This includes Welfare, Medicare or Medicaid. This is now a deportable offense.
This should be cosidered as laying the groundwork for the rest of Trump’s plan. The plan is fair because it honors those who get in line and follow the law. Trump wants immigrants. They just have to follow the law like everyone else.
As Trump says, this is nothing against the people who want to make a better life by coming to America. It’s about the country. If we don’t have control of who comes here, we don’t have a country.
(H/T – Daily Mail)