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.
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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the President is the COMMANDER IN CHIEF, HE CAN CLOSE THE BORDERS PERIOD.
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.
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
can you say illegals that illegally vote, vote for demonRATS.
YES, ABSOLUTELY!! CLOSE the Border, Now!
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 .
Chuck has his eyes completely open, he & his comrades want open borders.
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.
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.
I still say shoot every illegal that crosses into one INCH of American soil
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.
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 !!!
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 !
build the wall high and wide deport all those here who do not belong NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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
The GREAT Wall of the U.S.A. YOU DON’Y GET OVER unless invited!
Of course. they vote for the Demonrats, Linda. They’re on the “hand-out” program.
No More Freebies !
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.
Nothing dealing with immigration will ever get fixed with Schumer running the show. Forget McConnell, he is nothing.
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.
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.
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!
If those Dems/RINOS think they will be elected by opening the gates for those illegals, they really are dim-witted.
Electrify the wall
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. !!!!!!
Get them out of our country & all the ones that helped them get here. !!!!!!!!!
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.
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!
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.
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!