Congress Must Close These Loopholes To Fix Illegal Immigration

WHAT: Recently, there has been a significant surge in illegal border crossings. Making matters worse, loopholes continue to prevent the removal of many illegal aliens.   

In April 2018, illegal border crossings more than tripled compared to April 2017. April 2018 was also the second month in a row what saw more than 37,000 individuals apprehended after entering the country illegally along our Southwest border. The need to enforce our laws, secure our borders, and close our immigration loopholes has been further underscored by the recent arrival of a “caravan” of individuals seeking to enter the United States.

Efforts to remove aliens once they illegally cross our border are hampered by glaring flaws in current statutory law and activist judicial constraints. As a result, many aliens are apprehended and temporarily detained after illegally entering, only to be quickly released into the interior of the United States.

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Historically, all family units apprehended at the border have been released with little more than a paper order to appear in court at a later date – often, never to appear. Current law also makes it virtually impossible to return most apprehended Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) to their home countries.

Judicial rulings by activist courts have even made it impossible to remove many dangerous criminal aliens.  The result of these loopholes is that aliens can illegal enter the United States, and make fraudulent asylum claims, with the expectation that will be released into U.S. society and never appear in court – contributing to a judicial backlog of more than 600,000 cases and a deportation backlog of more than 1 million cases.

In addition, Federal immigration officials must deal with sanctuary jurisdictions that continue to openly and lawlessly obstruct efforts to enforce our Nation’s immigration laws. Sanctuary jurisdictions, such as California, often refuse requests to detain criminal illegal aliens for even short periods of time in order to assist Federal officials.

Some jurisdictions are even passing laws that would punish local law enforcement who work with Federal officials. As a result, convicted criminal aliens and those charged with serious crimes have avoided removal and have been released from law enforcement custody and back onto the street where they can prey on innocent American families and children. Sanctuary jurisdictions also endanger the safety of Federal agents who must apprehend these dangerous fugitives after their release.

WHY: Congress must take real action to secure our borders and close the loopholes in our immigration system.

Legislative action to secure our border and fix our immigration system has been repeatedly obstructed by Senate Democrats. Chuck Schumer and other Senate Democrats like Jon Tester have stood in the way of legislation that would have closed loopholes in our immigration system, provided the resources needed to secure our borders, and strengthened the ability of law enforcement to protect public safety. They have also blocked legislative efforts to crack down on dangerous sanctuary jurisdictions, including “Kate’s Law,” which is named after late Kate Steinle, an American who was killed by an illegal alien with a lengthy criminal history.

President Trump has consistently called upon Congress to take action. In October 2017, President Trump sent a series of immigration priorities to Congress. The President also released an immigration framework in January 2018. These proposals, if enacted into law, would have secured our porous borders and addressed many of the key problems in our immigration system to benefit American citizens.

President Trump has made clear that action must be taken, and is demanding that Congress provide the authorities and funds necessary to fully and finally secure the border.

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RELATED: President Trump: “Southern Border Under Siege”

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James Higginbotham
4 years ago

the President is the COMMANDER IN CHIEF, HE CAN CLOSE THE BORDERS PERIOD.

Julia
Julia
4 years ago

How? Even the President has to follow the Rule of Law, and if that law states if someone request asylum we must here their case. Now, unfortunately we are about 1 million backlogged because Obama made the law clear to these open borders and illegal alien advocacy group and told them to pass it on.

tess daless
tess daless
4 years ago

Trump should just go ahead and do what is best for this country and that is close it until the wall is in place. it’s ridiculous that the dumb dems think it’s ok to allow anyone into this country. can you say STUPID. hurry up and put spikes on the existing wall so they can’t climb it and hurry up with that damn wall

Lewis Tripp
4 years ago
Reply to  tess daless

can you say illegals that illegally vote, vote for demonRATS.

Christiann
Christiann
4 years ago

YES, ABSOLUTELY!! CLOSE the Border, Now!

Rhesa Cook
4 years ago

Chuck Schumer needs to open his eyes & see the real world. We are the only nation that has had open borders. All the rest of the world is smarter than the U.S. cause they don’t let just anybody in their country. Let’s GET SMART .

SPRSPK
SPRSPK
4 years ago
Reply to  Rhesa Cook

Chuck has his eyes completely open, he & his comrades want open borders.

Robert Hagedorn
Robert Hagedorn
4 years ago

Preaching to the congregation (us) will not help. Preaching to Democrats will not help. The President MUST get this message to independent voters who can help his supporters change Congress in November.

Unicorn76
Unicorn76
4 years ago

Not just unlawful migration, but overlooked is how many tourist visas turn into Birth visas. All a pregnant alien needs is a tourist visa, some travel money, a place to stay with friends or relatives, give birth in a hospital at taxpayer expense, get a passport for the “new citizen”, leave the country- well maybe. The birth parents and who knows how many other family members have their ticket punched for easy re-entry.
What a sham. I have seen it happen twice, up close. What a sham. And this does not include those who set up businesses to bring in pregnant aliens for the sole purpose of birthing a US citizen.

Patrick Cross
Patrick Cross
4 years ago

I still say shoot every illegal that crosses into one INCH of American soil

SUSAN LEA
4 years ago

The 37,000++ illegals apprehended in April are where? You aren’t saying they were released into the US interior? Those buses at the border again? Why not asked to return across the border? If they came in through the border, direct them to walk back across it.

Andy H.
Andy H.
4 years ago

Need to make the law where each illegal’s lawyer only gets a 25.00 fee from the taxpayer . They go to court the day they are apprehended and if here illegally then they are shoved back across the boarder the same day !!! No medical , no housing , no meals !!!
Make them learn to apply legally if they want to be a United States ?? citizen !!!
Citizens here work hard to get ahead !! That’s not a give away !!!

Gregory Steinmuller
Gregory Steinmuller
4 years ago

Instead Of Commenting Call E-mail Attend a Town Hall and Demand a Birthright Law Now. Even Liberal Canada has “ONE”. One Parent Must be A Citizen ! No More Anchor Or Tourist Babies !

JOY
JOY
4 years ago

build the wall high and wide deport all those here who do not belong NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robert Garnett
Robert Garnett
4 years ago

Eliminating all the Cartels would end of most of the Human and Drug Trafficking, and give the good Citizens, of South and Central America, a chance to establish a government more favorable to them, where they wouldn’t have to leave their Home Country, for a better life.

Bay0Wulf
Bay0Wulf
4 years ago
Reply to  Robert Garnett

Unfortunately that’s not exactly true.
Yes, cartels and horrendous governments are a part of the problem but worse is the exploding populations found in the 3rd world countries.
Population creates a strain on all resources … social, government, natural, infrastructure … everything.
The pressure on the USA and other nations having a decent “asset to population per capita” ratio is NEVER going to get better when it comes to immigration … legal or otherwise.
We have to have … and enforce … Tough Laws.
E-Verify MUST become a requirement.
The Wall MUST be built if only to be a Permanent Reminder to the politicians AND the US Citizen of Our Struggle with this topic. EVERY Time some Liberal/Leftist Politician seeks to undermine Our Immigration Policy … the Wall would help serve as a reminder what is at stake.

KV Kumar
4 years ago

Obama Administration deported more than a million and a half immigrants and then created DACA to get Hispanic and other minority votes. No one in the past really wanted to fix the problem as they were not permitted by the party insiders.
Thank God, President Trump is taking initiatives to fix the border issue.

Virginia Ruby
Virginia Ruby
4 years ago

Build That Wall ! Close Our Border ! Send Them Back Over The Border ! They figured out how to get there, they can figure out how to get back home. Why are we paying for that let alone Asking their home country to take them back.
Why are they allowed to utilize Our Justice System at OUR COST ? Clogging up our court rooms, sidetracking our Judges from American cases ?
Their Illegal, not entitled to Our Rights and Privilege ( certainly not ID’s and the Privilege to vote in Our Elections).
This is an Invasion into Our America to take it over and Bankrupt American’s.
I’m NOT a Racist, I have many had many Foreign Friends and Legal American Citizen’s of a different race.
We can’t always use Our hearts, we have to use Our brains and some Common Sense dealing with these type of issues. We can’t save The World and All the people in it.
They get plenty of Funds and Charity going to their country to help them there.
Stop this Invasion and Bankruptcy of Our America.
ps. Where are all those illegal Refugees Obama brought in ?
Taking over Our Cities and Town’s.

Sharon
Sharon
4 years ago
Reply to  Virginia Ruby

Totally agree. I lived in San Diego County, CA, for 32 years but left after becoming a minority. What the state allowed to happen is a travesty. Excellent teachers were let go because they were not bilingual. I worked at a large public hospital and many workers, other than professional clinicians, had to be bilingual. Many people in the US don’t have a clue what is happening unless you live near a border crossing and have many illegals sneak in. Many illegal women in labor show up at public hospitals with no prenatal care and they can not be turned away. The baby is delivered and becomes an automatic citizen and qualifies for MediCal and their parents now need to stay here because of the baby. Spanish is spoken everywhere. The children are bilingual but most of the parents are not. Many drive with no license and no insurance. Children of Mexican descent get preferential treatment in schools. There are programs to help them with school needs and college prep. I had 3 grandparents who came here legally. When they entered Ellis Island, they needed to show proof of a place to stay and work. I am not a racist because I feel illegal immigration needs to be stopped. Our country has turned into a JOKE. No other country in the world would allow people to enter their country illegally and expect all freebies. MAJOR CHANGE is Needed.

steven jacobs
steven jacobs
4 years ago

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Alan
Alan
4 years ago

Thank God for President Trump! He will find a way to straighten out the illegal immigration quagmire we are in.
Even California is realizing how far down they have sunk. Brownie has taken them for a ride and they now know it. I think that Brownie himself should join the illegals as they go back home south of the border. His country no longer needs him (or wants him).
Things will really start on the up and up now that California has realized the unbalance in the minds of some of their politicians.
Again, praise God for President Trump!

Donl longo
Donl longo
4 years ago

DO It.

Russell
4 years ago

One temporary quick fix is not allowing these people to go on welfare and SSI. I don’t know about ya’ll but I worked almost fifty years to collect what I paid into all that time. These people come here illegally and get more a month than I do? There’s no argument you can make to convince there’s something wrong with that picture. If liberals want them here then by all means adopt a family or two and take them to your neighborhood and see how that works for ya

Donl longo
Donl longo
4 years ago

Close Loopholes.

Bone101
Bone101
4 years ago

I say lock George Soros up for paying for and publishing information telling exactly how these illegals can get asylum. Soros has caused more problems in our country than anyone, ever. Therefore, it is time to send him to Russia so they can get their revenge on him for trying to kill their economy. Soros has many politicians in his back pocket (Ryan, McCain, McConnell, Schumer, Pelosi, Alexander, Graham, and Susan Collins) and that is why he has become a protected class. Time to vote out all politicians who get money from this weasel.

Sansu
Sansu
4 years ago

Just taking the money that we will not be spending in the citizens of these countries will mean they are paying for the wall. I am tired of seeing so many Mexican license plates, even luxury cars of known drug dealers’ daughters, outside the benefit offices of my border town. This is why dramatic Telenovelas (soap operas) are so successful in Latin American countries. Please, don’t fall for it!

MaryAngel
MaryAngel
4 years ago

Mr Schumer,
Stop being a politician …..stop ILLEGAL immigration, support the President who was elected by our laws and PLEASE stop Globalization, which Trump is againt. I know you and the swamp don’t like the President, or his agenda,however he was elected by American Citizens like it or not#.
Help your Presiden build the wall, stop Global Government, protect our boarders and stop the hate. I can say that for the first time in my life I am embarrassed of members of the Senate and the Congress…………..SAD very SAD

Bruce
Bruce
4 years ago

The GREAT Wall of the U.S.A. YOU DON’Y GET OVER unless invited!

maryzell roberts
maryzell roberts
4 years ago

Of course. they vote for the Demonrats, Linda. They’re on the “hand-out” program.

Rocky
Rocky
4 years ago

No More Freebies !

ReaperHD
ReaperHD
4 years ago

Our biggest ILLEGAL ALIEN PARASITE LOOPHOLE is the buttwipe POS POLITICIANS who will do nothing to stop this attack on America and the American TAX PAYER.
DACA ILLEGAL ALIEN PARASITES=$135 BILLION DOLLARS a YEAR in WELFARE, SEC8 HOUSING, FOOD STAMPS, MEDICAL and FREE EDUCATION.
These POLITICIANS should be PROSECUTED and EXECUTED along with their FAMILIES for CRIMES AGAINST the American People.

Merlinray
4 years ago

Nothing dealing with immigration will ever get fixed with Schumer running the show. Forget McConnell, he is nothing.

John Bragg
John Bragg
4 years ago

Sooner or later if lawmakers in Washington do nothing President Trump will declare a national emergency and nationalize the guard. Then there will be no more catch and release into our interior. It will be catch and then release them back where they came from. A new normal at the border will be established.

John Bragg
John Bragg
4 years ago

President trump made a lot of promises and so far he has just about kept them all despite the outrageous liberal wind he is fighting through. Remember he ran on the wall and law and order. I have no doubt he will get us there. No doubt at all.

James
James
4 years ago

Gee, the “Dim-ocrats” want more uneducated and dependent uninformed voters who will be dependent on them to vote for them. This is a POORLY conceived and executed plan to get illegals into America.
Let them go through the application process like everyone else. My Great-Grandfather on one side came in LEGALLY in 1881, on the other side my Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather was in what is not South Carolina in 1757.
I get it, America is a place to dream of coming, but NOT for handouts, for a helping Hand-Up! They need to EARN their citizenship!

Dean Fileccia
Dean Fileccia
4 years ago

If those Dems/RINOS think they will be elected by opening the gates for those illegals, they really are dim-witted.

Tony Valosek
Tony Valosek
4 years ago

Electrify the wall

R..D. Bristow
R..D. Bristow
4 years ago

First I am a native Texan & a nam vetran. Two years military school, then several years in U.S. Navy Special forces in Nam. No one should be allowed to enter out country with out a valid passport & visa. We have to spend so much money to let these jerks feed off us in hospitals & such it is sickening. My family came from England , Scotland & Ireland. Legally !!!!!!! Send all of the illegals out & make the countries pay for their damn plane fare or better yet bus fare, & send Nancy Pelosi & Diane Finestine with them. !!!!!!

R..D. Bristow
R..D. Bristow
4 years ago

Get them out of our country & all the ones that helped them get here. !!!!!!!!!

walt morris
walt morris
4 years ago

traitors like schumer, soros,clinton etc. should not be allowed to breathe anymore!!! I can’t believe that they are not all in prison where they belong. i don’t care if they are wealthy it is all “ill gotten gains” lock them up at a minimum bury them is what needs to happen.

MM
MM
4 years ago

First, CLOSE THE BORDERS. Second, NO ASYLUM TO ANYONE. Third, THE DEMOCRATS ARE DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY. OUR PRESIDENT IS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF HE MAKE THE BEST DECISION FOR THE COUNTRY. DEPORT ALL THE ILLEGAL ALIENS IN THE COUNTRY, PERIOD!

4Pip
4Pip
4 years ago

Every Communist with a D beside their name should not be allowed to be in any office. Why do we let those people even have a say in the laws being made? They should be ignored like the media of today,no one on the alphabet news sites is honest anymore,I don’t know why anyone believes anything they say. When any D in Congress talks against our Pres. they should be given a charge against them when they get 3 out they go.

EDWIN WATANABE
EDWIN WATANABE
4 years ago

We need to change the law so only legal citizens can vote in local, state or federal elections! That will change the libs because all they want are illegals to vote. Also, no offspring of an illegal can vote! No illegals borns in America can vote. Everyone must get in line and apply for US citizenship the legal way. PERIOD!

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