Good News: Trump’s Crackdown On Illegal Aliens Is Well Underway

Good News: Trump’s Crackdown On Illegal Aliens Is Well Underway

Yes, President Trump has made a few mistakes, had a few misses in his first 100 days. But, the ledger tilts heavily to Great Job when considering two things: the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and this, which is obviously not consider a good thing by leftist supporters of illegal aliens, nor Politico and writers Ted Hesson and Seung Min Kim

Trump’s immigration crackdown is well underway

President Donald Trump has systematically engineered a major crackdown on immigration during his first 100 days in office — even as courts reject his executive orders and Congress nears a spending deal that will deny him funding for a wall along the southern border.

The number of arrests on the U.S.-Mexico border plummeted in March to the lowest level in 17 years — a strong suggestion that Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric is scaring away foreigners who might otherwise try to enter the United States illegally. In addition, part of a lesser-known executive order that Trump signed in January gave federal immigration agents broad leeway to arrest virtually any undocumented immigrant they encounter. (snip)

“Even without putting down one single brick,” said Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a group that favors lower immigration levels, “Trump has dramatically altered the flow across the southern border.”

There’s another group that has provided quite a bit of help to Mr. Trump in this endeavor. We’ll get to them in a minute

Businesses that use foreign workers, worried they’ll get singled out by federal agents during a visa review, are starting to explore the possibility of recruiting domestic labor. Trump’s enforcement policies are affecting higher education, too, with early signs suggesting foreign students are less likely to apply to U.S. colleges and universities. Nearly 40 percent of colleges and universities surveyed by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers reported a decline in international applications, and almost 80 percent said they fielded particular concerns from students in the Middle East. International students are, among other things, an important source of revenue for colleges, since typically they pay sticker price on tuition and fees.

You can thank Democrats and their compliant media for providing all the necessary fear-mongering and for constantly mentioning that “immigrants” are in total fear on a constant basis for a reduction in illegals. They’ve provided a lot of help to the Trump administration with all that fear-mongering. And, if you want to assign blame for the reduction in foreign student applications, students who would be here legally, look towards the Democrats and the media for mixing legal immigration with illegal immigration.

That said, if, as the first sentence suggests, that businesses are looking towards using legal American citizens for jobs rather than illegal aliens, that’s a good thing.

“The agents that I’ve talked to over the past few months have said that they feel that they can go out and enforce the law again, whereas they had many limitations on them over the past eight years,” said John Torres, chief operating officer at the consulting firm Guidepost Solutions and acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during the George W. Bush administration. “If they encounter someone who is out of status, even though they are not targeting that person, they can now take them into custody.”

In other words, agents are now allow to, get this, enforce the law. Which is rather the government’s job, is it not? To enforce the law without prejudice? That they can’t pick and chose who to apply the law to?

The threat of deportation even hangs over Dreamers in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. That initiative, enacted by Obama in 2012, allows undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. at a young age to apply for deportation relief and work permits.

It’s writing like that which helps stoke fears in illegal aliens, and all who are opposed to people being unlawfully present in the United States, soaking up our services, taking spots in schools, all while DEMANDING (yes, in all caps) that they and their families be given citizenship, money, healthcare, housing, education, and so forth, should be thanking the media for this. They are providing invaluable assistance to reducing illegal immigration, and they do not even seem to know it.

When it comes to sanctuary jurisdictions, despite his order on taking away money from them, it’s still been a success. While some have dug in and hardened their positions, which exposes their love of law breakers and will see more illegal alien criminals stream to those areas, others have renounced their sanctuary for illegals status, so, overall, a win.

The Trump administration has also taken on certain types of legal immigration. The president signed an executive order last week that singles out the H-1B guest worker program, which allows companies to hire specialized foreign workers temporarily. Trump’s executive order, which called for a review of all employment visa programs, precipitated no immediate action. But the number of petitions for H-1B visas fell by 16 percent this year, the first decrease in five years.

One miss for Trump, though, seems to be the number of illegals who have overstayed their visas. While many are certainly caught up by ICE, it would be worthwhile to make sure that they know they are not safe, in order to reduce the number who overstay their visas. Perhaps a targeted crackdown would help, since it is estimated that around 40-45% of illegals are overstays. The leftist media will surely help in broadcasting all the fear in that community.

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