Big changes are coming.
Donald Trump promised to protect our borders from illegal immigrants on the campaign trail – and as it turns out – he’s not only a man of his word, but his actions are sending a clear message to the rest of the world.
Trump’s message: Don’t bother. You are not welcome here illegally.
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security nabbed 680 illegal immigrants in the first of a long series of raids.
Raids like these were considered off limits to the Obama administration, even though Secretary John F. Kelly insisted raiding illegals with criminal records should have been standard operating procedure.
But they weren’t. Big surprise.
Most of the 680 illegals detained were fugitives who ignored deportation orders or had already been deported and managed to sneak back into the U.S.
Social justice warriors reacted to the raids with disdain and urged boycotts and rallies. They claimed a “campaign of terror” was descending upon their communities.
The Washington Times noted:
“They hoped to bloody the administration’s nose by trying to force a change in course before Mr. Trump can step up his deportation efforts.
‘This is a new day. This is the deportation force that he has been threatening since the campaign,” said Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.
The raids targeted five regions, with the most arrests in the Midwest. Of the 235 arrested in that region, 163 had criminal records, 12 were violating deportation orders and 60 had been deported at least once before, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
President Trump has been clear in affirming the critical mission of DHS in protecting the nation and directed our department to focus on removing illegal aliens who have violated our immigration laws, with a specific focus on those who pose a threat to public safety, have been charged with criminal offenses, have committed immigration violations or have been deported and re-entered the country illegally,’ Mr. Kelly said.
He said the crimes committed by those they apprehended included murder, child sex abuse, drug trafficking and drunken driving.
Activists had been poised to strike ever since the president issued executive orders last month to overhaul enforcement.
He canceled Obama administration policies that had directed agents to target only a small percentage of illegal immigrants: those with serious criminal records or recent arrivals.
Instead, Mr. Trump listed priorities that target many more immigrants. Among his priorities are immigrants charged with crimes, those who have engaged in fraud with the government, and those who have agreed to leave the country.
ICE officials said the new priorities had nothing to do with last week’s operations, which they said were planned before Mr. Trump took office.”
Of course these operations were planned long before Trump took the oath. Didn’t you know the Obama administration had a long history of raids that also resulted in steadfast deportation?
President Trump commented on the raids during a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying,
“I said we would get the criminals out, the drug lords, the gang members, we’re getting them out.”
“A lot of people are very, very happy right now.”
But naturally activists are outraged, because apparently the Trump administration cleaning up the streets and preventing these criminals from further damaging their communities is a complete travesty.
Of the 680 captured, there is no doubt there would’ve been repeat violent offenders among them.
President Trump may have just saved an outraged liberals life – but unfortunately – that reality has fallen on their deaf ears.