Determined to finally solve illegal immigration, the White House submitted a 70-point enforcement plan to Congress Sunday proposing the stiffest reforms ever offered by an administration — including a massive rewrite of the law in order to eliminate loopholes illegal immigrants have exploited to gain a foothold in the U.S. The plans, seen by The Washington Times, include President Trump’s calls for a border wall, more deportation agents, a crackdown on sanctuary cities and stricter limits to chain migration — all issues the White House says need to be part of any bill Congress passes to legalize illegal immigrant “Dreamers” currently protected by the Obama-era deportation amnesty known as DACA. But the plans break serious new ground on the legal front, giving federal agents more leeway to deny illegal immigrants at the border, to arrest and hold them when they’re spotted in the interior, and to deport them more speedily. The goal, the White House said, is to ensure major changes to border security, interior enforcement and the legal immigration system. “Anything that is done addressing the status of DACA recipients needs to include these three reforms and solve these three problems,” a senior White House official told The Times. “If you don’t solve these problems then you’re not going to have a secure border, you’re not going to have a lawful immigration system and you’re not going to be able to protect American workers.” All told, the list includes 27 different suggestions on border security, 39 improvements to interior enforcement and four major changes to the legal immigration system. The White House said the list was built from the ground up, with input from the Justice, State and Labor Departments and the three main immigration agencies at Homeland Security, each of whom was asked what tools they needed to finally get a handle on illegal immigration. Ideas poured in, ranging cracking down on sanctuary cities that shield illegal immigrants — a long-running battle — to new proposals, such as doling out assistance to other in the Western Hemisphere, enlisting them as partners in the effort to stop illegal immigrants heading north. The running theme of the list, though, is closing loopholes that illegal immigrants have exploited. Click here to read more.
This is all very welcome news! As many of you know, here at The Daily Buzz we’ve been saying that securing our southern border needs to be our country’s #1 national security priority for well over three years; long before Donald Trump decided to even run for the presidency. So, we’re grateful to see this new White House making immigration enforcement more of a focus. Of course, it is absolutely critical that we BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!…and put U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border with Mexico! Those troops would ensure that would-be crossers are unable to set one foot on U.S. soil. After all, once they do, they immediately are entitled (and that;s the key, ugly, word) to all sorts of freebies that we-the-actual U.S. citizens end up paying for. Then, those troops would remain on the border until that wall/fence is finally built above and below ground (to prevent tunneling)….however long it takes. Simultaneously, we need to be deporting illegals already here by the hundreds of thousands (and yes, you read that correctly), paying particular attention to known gang members, criminal aliens, and those already determined by an immigration judge to be deported…regardless of age or gender. And, that’s just for starters, folks. To do anything less, is NOT in our country’s national security, or economic, interests. We are over $20 TRILLION in debt. Enough is enough!