President Trump is clearly not like any other president we’ve ever had. But we’re not talking about his unique personality or lack of eloquence. We’re talking about how Trump has actually stuck by what he said he will do. While most other presidents have shrugged off ideas, changed their minds, or bowed at the complaining of Americans, Trump has stuck like glue to his promises.
Currently, Trump is fulfilling his promise to keep our country safe by deporting all the illegal immigrants. While not all are dangerous, they all are illegal and that’s not fair for the U.S. people seeking jobs or the various other immigrants looking to get in the correct way. Trump agreed with that thought saying:
“We’re talking about people who are threats to public safety or a threat to the integrity of the immigration system.”
His efforts to deport the illegal immigrants seemed nearly impossible when he first said it, but after a recent start, it seems to be going well. Just this past week alone, authorities have arrested hundreds of people in about six states. Last week’s raid is the first large-scale raid of President Trump’s order to search and deport these immigrants. It’s reported that over 11 million immigrants are living here illegally.
Trump’s large scale raids are currently focused on immigrants with criminal records. This is similar to what former President Obama did when he attempted to corral and deport those who had committed crimes. These raids did include some people who have not committed crimes (other than coming in illegally). The President also changed the former President’s policy stating that deportation will not be prioritized based on criminal history.
100 Percent Fed Up talked about the raids and how the ICE officers didn’t like using the term raid:
Immigration officials confirmed that agents this week raided homes and workplaces in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, the Los Angeles area, North Carolina and South Carolina, netting hundreds of people. But Gillian Christensen, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), said they were part of “routine” immigration enforcement actions. ICE dislikes the term “raids,” and prefers to say authorities are conducting “targeted enforcement actions.”
Christensen said the raids, which began Monday and ended Friday at noon, found undocumented immigrants from a dozen Latin American countries. “We’re talking about people who are threats to public safety or a threat to the integrity of the immigration system,” she said, noting that the majority of those detained were serious criminals, including some who had been convicted of murder and domestic violence.
A shocking statistic from ICE’s field Director, David Marin, was recently released saying that “75% of the approximately 160 people detained in the operation this week had felony convictions; the rest had misdemeanors or were in the U.S. illegally.”
The deportation has already begun and 37 of those immigrants have already been deported to Mexico. The problem is there isn’t a wall yet and they can very easily come back in. Dangerous criminal immigrants should obviously be deported, but it also seems obvious to deport anyone who is illegally coming in.
What do you think about all the recent deportations and Target Enforcement Actions? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!