President Donald Trump berated Democrats Thursday for causing a crisis on the Southern border by promising amnesty for illegal immigrants and making sure they take advantage of legal protections. “Democrats want to pretend that there is no border crisis, for one simple reason. Because they have caused the border crisis,” Donald Trump said. “You know why else? Honestly? Because they want votes, and they don’t want to give us a win.”Trump said that illegal immigrants and migrants crossing the border were met by lawyers who coached them to take advantage of the existing legal loopholes to get into the country. “It’s a big, fat con job, folks,” he said. “It’s a big fat con job.” The president commented on the ongoing crisis at the border during a rally with supporters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Trump recalled the border wall fight he had with Congress, noting that he agreed to call the wall whatever the Democrats … [Read more...] about Donald Trump: Illegal Immigrants Met by Democrat Lawyers at the Border
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As the White House continues negotiations with Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill, there has been one immigration deal that has yet to die: Amnesty first, a border wall last. The billionaire class and donors of the GOP and Democrat political establishments have been able to keep their dream of an amnesty for more than a million illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program alive.Aside from increased Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ legal reforms, the Trump administration has yet to deliver on some of the key promises of his campaign, including a wall along the southern border, mandatory E-Verify, an executive order to end birthright citizenship, and a reduction of legal immigration levels to raise the wages of America’s working and middle-class. And while the federal government remains shut down as Republicans and Democrats have … [Read more...] about The ‘Amnesty First’ Trap: Trump Supporters Concerned Trade to End Shutdown Would Cause Illegal Immigration Surge
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says only a wall can stop illegal immigration, while promises of “border security” with “drones and sensors” merely facilitate crossings at the United States-Mexico border. In an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Sunday, Kobach says it is a border wall, coupled with U.S. Border Patrol, that can stop soaring illegal immigration at the southern border, not the Democrats’ and Republican establishment’s preferred promise of “border security” measures.Kobach said: The argument we sometimes hear from people who say they want border security but really aren’t serious about it is ‘Oh, we’ll just have drones and sensors.’ Well, a drone and a sensor tells you that somebody is entering the United States, it doesn’t stop the person from entering the United States. The wall is exactly, the single most effective tool, other than Border Patrol agents, and … [Read more...] about Exclusive–Kris Kobach: A Wall Stops Illegal Immigration, ‘Drones and Sensors’ Don’t
President Donald Trump used the words of former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for a border barrier and against illegal immigration to advocate Sunday for the same things. “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants in this country,” Barrack Obama said in 2005 while still a U.S. Senator from Illinois.“I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in. And I do think you have to control your borders,” then presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told a town hall audience in 2015 according to the Weekly Standard. President Trump referenced Obama and Clinton Sunday in defense of the need to build a wall at the southern border, something reinstated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused this week to give any funding … [Read more...] about Trump Quotes Obama, Clinton ‘Build a Barrier’ to Fight Illegal Immigration
President Donald Trump has always linked illegal immigration to the southern border and the need for a wall. On Thursday - the 13th day of a government shutdown tied to the issue - Mr. Trump tweeted a video called "crisis on the border" depicting rioting migrants trying to rush into the country. But only one-third of the recent undocumented immigrant population came to the United States through the southern border, according to the Center for Migration Studies (CMS), a New York City-based think tank. The rest came legally on work visas and stayed after they expired, according to CMS.In other words, a wall wouldn't have kept them out.According to CMS, about 42 percent of the 10.7 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. in 2014 — the most recent year for which data was available — were doing so on expired visas. As the southern border has hardened, that number is estimated to have risen to over half, Randy Capps, director of research for U.S. Programs at the … [Read more...] about Trump’s border wall would stop less than half of illegal immigration in the U.S.