President Trump Explains Immigration Reform in 2.5 Minutes

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My fellow Americans,

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This week, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, homeland security officials, and lawmakers joined me at the White House to address a very vicious threat to our communities—the savage gang, MS-13.

Glaring loopholes in our laws have allowed criminals and gang members to break into our country. For example, under current law, unaccompanied alien minors at the border are released into American communities no matter where, no matter how, it is so easy for them because the laws are bad and they have to be changed. This loophole is easily exploited by MS-13, which now operates in at least 40 states.

In addition to MS-13, many other gangs are breaking into our country routinely because our laws are so weak, so sad, so pathetic.

At this week’s roundtable, we learned the story of one family right here in Washington, D.C. that hosted a person in their home, who then began to recruit their young son to MS-13. When the boy’s mother tried to stop it, the gang member shot her in the head, blinding her for life. She’s lucky she lived, but she’s paying a very big price.

During my State of the Union, I called on Congress to immediately close dangerous loopholes in federal law that have endangered our communities and imposed enormous burdens on U.S. taxpayers.

My Administration has identified three major priorities for creating a safe, modern and lawful immigration system: fully securing the border, ending chain migration, and canceling the visa lottery. Chain migration is a disaster and very unfair to our country. The visa lottery is something that should have never been allowed in the first place. People enter a lottery to come into our country. What kind of a system is that? It is time for Congress to act and to protect Americans. Every member of Congress should choose the side of law enforcement, and the side of the American People. That’s the way it has to be.

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GLENN MAKUCH
GLENN MAKUCH
4 years ago

I HEREBY DIRECT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP TO CLOSE ALL LOOPHOLES ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS AND NEW POLICIES FOR THE GOOD OF EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN THAT WILL SUPPORT OUR COUNTRIES NATIONAL SECURITY LAWS. TO INCREASE LAW ENFORCEMENT THREW OUT THE UNITED STATES AND CATCH ALL MS-13 GANG MEMBERS AND PROSECUTE ALL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW WITH ALL EFFORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND IF NOT A LAWFUL CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPORTATION AND STOP ALL IMMIGRANT VISAS, OR GREEN CARDS DUE TO KNOW WHO IS IN OUR NATION ILLEGALLY AND PUT A CAP ON OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM, FURTHERMORE NO MORE TEMPORARY VISAS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND GO BY UNDER LONG STANDING REGULATIONS BY FOREIGN NATIONALS OVER STAYING THEIR VISA’S AND GETTING LOST IN THE SYSTEM, NO MORE STUDENT VISA’S BECAUSE THEY DON’T GO BY OUR LAWS AND OVER STAY AND NO PRACTICAL TRAINING WHICH THEY EXTEND THEIR TIME IN THE UNITED STATES., AND DON’T RETURN TO THEIR COUNTRY THEY ARE FROM. NO MORE FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAMS BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN TERRORIST KILLING THE AMERICAN CITIZENS AND NO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OR FIELD OF STUDY. NO BENEFITS TO FOREIGN STUDENTS BECAUSE THEY CAN’T FIND DEPARTING THE UNITED STATES. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOM ENFORCEMENT HAS TO BE CONSISTENT IN TRACKING LAW BREAKER HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND DEPORTATION UNDER(ICE). “OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING (OPT) IS AGAINST IMMIGRATION LAWS AND SO IS THE “NATIONAL INTEREST WAIVER”
BOTH ARE THREATS TO OUR NATIONAL SECURITY THAT IS ALL ABOVE.

Andy H.
Andy H.
4 years ago
Reply to  GLENN MAKUCH

Says it pretty well !!! I’m for it !!! Go Trump !!!

Bonita Clark
Bonita Clark
4 years ago
Reply to  GLENN MAKUCH

I second that motion!

David Cole
David Cole
4 years ago
Reply to  GLENN MAKUCH

Glenn Makuch, you have stated the necessary action will.

Betty Sakai
Betty Sakai
4 years ago

I live in California, in San Jose. Many retired and working citizens are moving out of the area or out of the state. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is soliciting votes from illegals (DACA, Dreamers, et al) by promising them cheap housing. Thousands of homeless are living on our streets, in our public places, in our parks. Liccardo plans on developing high density housing in every neighborhood. Crime is rampant with burglary and robbery occurring in places that people used to feel safe. Our freeways are raceways where people stoned on marijuana and other drugs continue to have drivers licenses. Our public government schools are over-crowded with illegals’ children being given a fine American education while taxpayers have to pay to send their children to private or parochial schools. Mr. President, in New York the gangs may be the highest priority but in San Jose, CA quality of life is and has always been important. Quality of life is disappearing. Mexico does not let an American stay past 6 months. We must make it difficult for illegals to get a job so they will on their own return to their country of origin. Also, a sponsor who agrees to pick up the tab for anyone immigrating into our country would relieve the welfare roles. E-Verify must be enacted as part of the negotiations.

Ed
Ed
4 years ago
Reply to  Betty Sakai

The sorry part is that there must have been a majority of Californians that continuously voted these scum bag politicians into office. So now you are reaping your just rewards. The unfortunate consequence to people moving out of Ca is that they will bring the same ideals to their new State and vote for Democrats there as well. That will ruin the State they move to as well. Where does it end? When do you people realize that the Dems are seriously sick people and start voting for common sense candidates that represent legal Americans interests and not illegals? That is something you have to answer for.

Kenneth Fougner
Kenneth Fougner
4 years ago
Reply to  Ed

Ed,
The Problem is Corruption,
The Very Rich, Hollywood
And Silicon Valley are buying these Elections,
Some how some way.
I know there are many many Conservative Voters
here in California that
are fully opposed to the extreme amount of illegal Mexicans, El Salvadorian’s
and Guatemalans there are here taking our jobs.
And yes they are, I work as an Electrician in the Constitution Field and
they are infiltrating every Trade, and sad to say every Trade is using them,
Of coarse paying them less
but I have to teach them to do anything and everything
What a sad State California
Has become.
But I will continue to Vote
Conservative, it will turn around the Dem’s will make sure of it by there brainless
blunders that continue to unfold in front of us.

Larry OBrien
Larry OBrien
4 years ago
Reply to  Ed

On the contrary, it has been the influx of illegals who voted (?) the democratic ‘Mexican’ politicians into office. They now control the State Assembly and along with Governor ‘Moonbean’ have an automatic “stamp” for whatever they want at State level. You are probably aware that almost ALL 2nd AMENDMENT RIGHTS HAVE BEEN CRIPPLED BY LEGAL RESTRICTIONS. The cost of supporting the “illegal” population of the State has nearly driven us into bankruptcy with no end in sight. To make it worse, we are now a sanctuary state which means law and order will soon be down the drain. Be warned, unrestricted immigration (and this includes Arabs) can and WILL destroy America. We had all better listen to President Trump — FIX THE SYSTEM !!!!!!!

Holly McQuinn
Holly McQuinn
4 years ago
Reply to  Ed

include New York and Vermont

Bob Weete
Bob Weete
4 years ago
Reply to  Betty Sakai

Agree with Glenn and Betty. I live in this sorry state, and my votes have NEVER gone to any of these? (turds)!

Hazel
Hazel
4 years ago

Totally agree Glenn Makuch!

Carole Currier
Carole Currier
4 years ago

If we don’t fix the immigration system permanently, we will slowly spiral into a third world country. Once the wall is built (both physical and technological where appropriate) we will have a chance to get back to where we should be. Our economy can only support a specific number of citizens. Once we go above that number, the problems of lawlessness increase since people steal to survive. I find it hard to believe that both Democrats and Republicans can’t see that when the theft increases it will affect them as well as the rest of the elites who support an open borders system. Thieves go where the money is.

AmCit
AmCit
4 years ago

I believe that most red blooded patriotic Americans would love to see each and every illegal in our country deported. We are sick of paying for these people who come here to leech of of us, using our taxpayers money to feather their own nest while spitting in our faces. Kick them all out of our America and say no to these so called dreamers who scream and make demands on American soil. They have no right whatsoever to be here let alone scream their illegal demands on our American people. Yes our American people have their dreams too, but we don’t see them going to a foreign country screaming and marching and demanding, so why let these illegals even have any say in anything in America. Give them nothing except a ticket of deportation and no entry to our USA.

Burton Pauly
Burton Pauly
4 years ago

My wife and I only believe that citizenship has to be earned. The rules for immigrees are on the books. There should be no shortcuts to the immigration system. The line is already formed , so get in the back and wait your turn. My Grand Father had to enter the same way by getting in line in the late 1800’s.

Matt
Matt
4 years ago
Reply to  Burton Pauly

My Grandparents stood in line also in the 1800’s. Hope our elected officials get there heads out of there buttox and fix obama errors.. Make America great again with Pres. Trump.

Cicero
Cicero
4 years ago

This has to happen! We must end Chain Migration, the Lottery and Anchor Babies. No one mentions Anchor Babies. You shouldn’t be able to crawl across the border have a baby and we pay for it for the rest of it’s life. We also need E Verify. We need the WALL, where needed. We need more drones and more agents with the power to do their job. Also, we have to get a handle on those who overstay their visa’s. That is about 40% of our illegal population.

H Burson
H Burson
4 years ago

My wife and I left San Jose for similar reasons although crime wasn’t as bad as it is now. It was a great place to live and affordable for the most part. No longer a great place to live and no longer affordable. We moved to Georgia. In the metro Atlanta area, you have to be careful where you are going and the times you are out. {No late outings}. Just look at every Liberal elected official in the big cities and I guarantee you will find the same issues you now complain about. Our Congressional Rep is no less than John Lewis. Never see him doing anything except accepting more honorarium for his Civil Rights actions many years ago. It will continue as long as you keep the poor depending on the government for your support. Too bad.

Dan K
4 years ago

Until such time as we discontinue ALL public assistance to illegal immigrants, enforce the immigration laws already on the books and implement e-verify for all employers and end chain migration and the lottery system for visas, America will continue to be the destination of preference. Stop all federal money to any sanctuary city or state who defies our immigration laws or refuses to cooperate with federal authorities, then we will see progress in curbing the illegal immigrant influx, only then will we see any progress !!

James Russell
James Russell
4 years ago

Mr. President,
Uphold your campaign promises. Use your political capital and leverage to end illegal immigration and secure our borders. We The People authorize you to send all illegal immigrants back to their countries of origin. This includes all visa overstays. We authorize you to build the wall, end chain migration, make eVerify the law of the land (which it is now but completely unenforced), end birthright citizenship and immediately stop all funding for sanctuary cities and states unless they can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the federal monies are not used for illegal immigrants. We The People follow the rule of law, not the rule of emotion. We do feel sympathy for those who are affected but realize that if they were here legally then we wouldn’t be talking about this. We The People authorize you to campaign heartily against all those RINOs who believe that the illegal foreigner is more important than the legal citizen. If we allow all these illegals to have the golden ticket of American Citizenship, then our Natural Rights, rule of law, culture and citizenship and out system of Government becomes meaningless. We authorize you by all means necessary to end this progressive, liberal stunt immediately. It is all about power and honestly, the liberal progressives really care nothing about the illegal immigrants. They are but a pawn in the Democrat’s toolbox to undermine our Constitution and continue to transform our country in a way it was never designed.

KARA DUTRA
KARA DUTRA
4 years ago
Reply to  James Russell

100% in agreement!!

Ernest Warner
Ernest Warner
4 years ago

Please add the anchor baby problem to the illegal immigration problem as it is a big cause of our immigration problem. This causes multiple problems. The mother comes here illegally and pregnant. The child then becomes a citizen who claims her mother. Then the mother marries and now the child or by this time children, claim the mother and father. If separated then Trump gets the old ‘tearing families apart’ argument. If that child was not a citizen, then they all could be deported as illegal aliens. In Orange County CA, there are thousands of Chinese coming here on what is called “birth tourism”. Come to the US pregnant, stay in a hotel until they have a citizen baby (at a reduced rate in our hospitals), then fly home. An estimated 50000 pregnant Chinese women traveled to the US specifically to give birth there in 2015.

Janine
Janine
4 years ago

Put an immediate stop to BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP! Why isn’t that on the top of the list of immigration reform. Every major industrialized nation has put a stop to this except the US and Canada.

Barbara McKay
Barbara McKay
4 years ago

Go to Numbers USA to read how to help stop this illegal immigration nonsense. They give us information regarding what is happening on this issue as well as opportunities to send emails, faxes, tweets, etc. to our respective Congressmen and women. They offer us the chance to band together to effect change in our immigration problem. There is power in numbers speaking with one voice.

Diane Garcia
Diane Garcia
4 years ago

General Kelly must stay in the WH as Chief of Staff no matter what.

francisco
francisco
4 years ago

Makuch and Sakai your are to dreamer i hope you dream turn it real. Thank to Trump best president the all time

John Furlong
4 years ago

F*** MS 13, it’s an excuse not to do the whole job. Keep the promise, DEPORT ALL illegals, that includes MS 13, but don’t forget the other 30 million!

Percy Mervyn
Percy Mervyn
4 years ago

The DACA deal is plain and simple AMNESTY it will not do any thing to prevent the rape and molestation of our women and children by illegals already in our country. It will do nothing to stop the senseless slaughter of our citizens by illegals already in our country. It will do nothing to MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN.
We were promised that our borders would be secured and our laws enforced we got AMNESTY instead.

Gladys Randolph
Gladys Randolph
4 years ago

I just want to be on God’s side. I am praying He will guide our leaders to do what is right. “Jesus Christ….and the ruler of the kings of the earth.” Revelation I:5 NIV

KARA DUTRA
KARA DUTRA
4 years ago

Don’t use the MS 13 gangs as an excuse not to deport the other 30 million here illegally. This Daca deal sounds like amnesty. Follow our laws of immigration & ENFORCE THEM!! Stop the anchor baby policy, build the wall & use what ever means needed to stop the flow of illegals across the Mexican & Canadian borders. Stop the welfare, medicaid, free healthcare, disability, education, drivers licenses & section 8 housing for illegals. We have veterans & legal american citizens adults & children that need help that are being ignored so all the illegals that are in this country are taken care of. I for one am sick & tired of our tax dollars & social services going to support people here illegally & have never paid taxes or paid into social security or medicare yet are receiving benefits from them. Also, illegals using fake social security number & claiming children that are not theirs to qualify to get earned income credit that gives them lots of money every year when they file phony tax returns! IRS needs to police this & put a stop to it!!!

Beverly
Beverly
4 years ago

It’s just not Mexican add in that equation turkey Somali Asian Afganistan all over they all need to go and do it the right way many years and earn your keep while the desicion is made.

Don
Don
4 years ago

VOTE DEMOCRAT WITH THEIR LIBERAL PHILOSOPHY AND SAUL ALINSKY SOCIALISTIC PRINCIPLES AND AMERICA WILL BE LOST FOR GOOD!! OUR COUNTRY WILL TURN INTO A GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED COUNTRY LIKE NORTH KOREA, IRAN, PAKISTAN AND OTHER DICTATORSHIPS! OUR BORDERS MUST BE CLOSED AND THOSE WHO REFUSE TO CONFORM TO OUR CONSTITUTION AND LAWS MUST BE SENT BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN ASAP!!

Mol
Mol
4 years ago

No to DACA, yes to wall! President Trump offered a great solution, more than he should have, the Dems do not really care about the Dreamers, they care about future votes so turned down the deal insisting on open boarders. They made their choice, No DACA. Let’s move on now and get the wall.

Kenneth
Kenneth
4 years ago

After over 40 years of abysmally stupid and civilization destroying immigration policies thank goodness we now have a president who gets it and has the guts to do something about it. He already has done a lot behind the scenes, but much remains. We need Doctor Death draconian actions to reverse ENTIRELY all the immigration madness we have endured for decades. Let those who are here, legal immigrants only, finally assimilate thru time, before we allow others in, others except for a trifling few (i.e., 500k per year max, legal immigration). Ot is time for Americans to take the USA back from unwanted guests no matter what it takes. Yesterday was a good starting point. Thank God for Trump. With Hillary we would have already been done for, we would already be over the cliff. GO TRUMP. DO EVEN MORE FASTER!

Percy Mervyn
Percy Mervyn
4 years ago

MS-13 is not the only problem that needs to be addressed, a recent report from the DOJ and DHS stated that 69,929 women and children were raped and molested between 2003-2009 bringing that up to date would add 100,000 more victims. Not one of the DACA AMNESTY bills will stop this madness, sadly not one of the 536 men and women elected to protect and serve the American people even mention it. They are using sympathy for children in order to grant a blanket amnesty.

Judith Hanley
Judith Hanley
4 years ago

If gang solicitation and behavior is the problem, go after the gangs, not innocent aliens who have entered legally. If illegal aliens are currently entering our country, go after them, not the Dreamers who have been here for decades and are making positive contributions to our country. We don’t need to be paranoid about aliens. They are not the individuals committing violent crime in this country, as the terrible mass murder in Florida yesterday, shows us. Gun control is more important than rounding up peaceful aliens.

Betty
4 years ago

Illegal is illegal regardless of why they came here. We must stop the large flow of these people entering our country. They broke the law and the people who came here legally do not like it either. We have veterans, disabled Americans and the elderly who cannot afford medication or a place to live, yet the illegals come here and work the system and get free everything while the hard working people who paid into the system are being turned away. If they come to the US they need to speak English, have a job and work for everything they get. Tired of keeping up these law breaking illegals. Time we helped our own. Build the wall. Deport, stop the give aways and this mess will heal it’s self. Trump do what needs to be done to save this country.

Bonnie Clarke
Bonnie Clarke
4 years ago

Unfortunately Congress just doesn’t work. We would all love to see your four pillars in an immigration bill, without the ability for DACA to become citizens, along with no more citizenship for anchor babies and e-verify put into action. Work permits work for agricultural workers etc. but they don’t need a path to citizenship. Either we have laws that are enforced, or we do not have a country. Sanctuary Cities and States must be eliminated. Do your best, as we know you will Mr. President.

Carolyn Pardue
4 years ago

Please hurry and get this accomplished. Every second counts. If congress members won’t do this quickly please don’t ever vote again for those politicians who are not protecting us thanknyou President Trump
For being for the American people and America

Alan Feld
Alan Feld
4 years ago

We are with you! The Dems have destroyed California and are now trying too do the same with the rest of the country. End Sanctuary Cities, end drivers licenses for illegals, end section 8 housing for illegals, end free medical care for illegals, etc etc.

Ruger
Ruger
4 years ago

Just like the guns the conservatives are doomed. The problem is not ordinary decent citizens it is the influx of the mentally unbalanced and foreign terrorists we have forgotten that we are not the only people on earth and that we are safe. We are not safe ask the victims of 9/11 and other terrorist acts. The Democrats think all people should be allowed into this country. We forget that the other countries are not built on a constitution like we have and the customs are different than ours. We bring all here and fight wars there makes no sense. If we don’t let the foreign folks fight for their own countries then why would they want to be there? This country is overcrowded now and we are importing more people daily. This has to stop.

Arthur
4 years ago

In support of trump build that wall , stop illegal alleians ,
deport ms13 or incarcariate them .

Rgr Lms
Rgr Lms
4 years ago

We are making this country a Dumping grounds, Not A place to Legally enter AND become Contributing Legal, Patriotic Citizens as in the past. We have higher standards in our home for our kids; Or used to!! Wake-up before we start to look and smell like some of these 3rd world countries! Lets get back to Basics in the Home, the Community, AND the schools. Let’s recognize unholy hollywood for what it is; Strictly an entertainment location NOT a Standards contributor and surely NOT a Constitution interpreter!

Carol
Carol
4 years ago

Remember the President cannot fulfill his agenda alone. He needs support. It is amazing how much Trump has accomplished without support. Just imagine what he could do with some support. the 2018 elections are extremely important to that goal. We must keep and increase the majority don’t sit around complaining get out and help get the votes for supporters for conservatives who will support Trump’s agenda. I for one am praying daily for more support for President Trump in the upcoming elections and Thanking God for the defeat of Hilary. Can you even imagine what that would have been for our country?

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