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On Wednesday, President Trump unveiled a powerful executive action with regard to illegal immigration. While promoting the executive action at the Department of Homeland Security, Trump said, “I’m asking all of you to enforce the laws of the United States. They will be enforced and enforced strongly.” He added, “We’re going to restore the rule of law in the United States…A nation without borders is not a nation. Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders. You guys are about to be very, very busy doing your job [as] you want to.”
The most talked-about provision called for the construction of the famed Trump Wall along the southern border; the left is idiotically terming this a violation of civil rights, although it is unclear how a nation building a barrier along an internationally-recognized border amounts to a civil rights violation.
But there was much more to it than that.
Here are seven other elements of the Trump immigration executive action today:
1. Broaden Enforcement Priorities. According to Section 5(c), the Secretary of Homeland Security has now been granted the power to prioritize for removal those who “have committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense.” This means anyone who has crossed the border illegally. Whereas under President Obama, other crimes were prioritized, now illegal presence in the country has become a priority for law enforcement. The executive action also extends prioritization to false use of a Social Security number, for example (Section 5(d)), or taking public benefits illegally (Section 5(e)).
2. Add Agents. The order grants the Secretary the ability to hire 10,000 additional law enforcement officers with money to be found under current allocations. ...Read the rest of the story HERE.
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