Democrats and the media are hammering President Trump over his zero-tolerance policy for prosecuting illegal immigrants for criminal offenses.
The left is pressing for complete open borders and amnesty in an effort to import millions of new voters that will tip elections in their favor.
But Trump just stepped up and said the four words every American was waiting to hear.
The left is howling with fake outrage over Trump’s zero-tolerance policy which has resulted in family separations due to current case laws and statutes.
Children cannot be held for more than 20 days, so they are being held in detention centers while their parents are prosecuted for illegal entry or re-entry.
The Obama administration had rolled out the welcome mats for illegal aliens and a surge of adults entered the country with their children because it automatically allowed them to stay in America.
The Department of Homeland Security revealed there was a 314% increase in adults attempting to illegally enter the country accompanied by children.
That’s because economic migrants are being coached on how to answer questions about asylum claims in order to win the right to remain in America after they are apprehended attempting to cross the border.
The Daily Caller reports:
“A law enforcement source directly involved in apprehension told The Daily Caller officers are increasingly encountering “family units” of adult males with children of various ages. When law enforcement attempts to debrief the adult males with children, they often cannot answer even the most basic questions about their supposed children. The children also rarely appear to know details of their apparent “fathers.”
The media coverage reached a fevered pitch on Monday with networks coordinating their attacks by sending anchors to the detention centers in Texas.
President Trump had seen enough.
He responded to the media’s manufactured outrage by stating that he would not repeat the mistakes of previous administrations who refused to enforce immigration law.
“Not on my watch,” was his response.
“The United States will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility,” Trump declared in a White House speech.
The President continued, “You look at what’s happening in Europe, you look at what’s happening in other places. We can’t allow that to happen to the United States. Not on my watch.”
And Trump’s position that Obama’s policy of “catch and release” – where illegal aliens are released into America after being given a court date for a deportation hearing – is a magnet that only encourages more illegal immigration is backed up by the experts.
Customs and Border Patrol official Manuel Padilla told CBS News’s Gayle King that not enforcing the law is what created this situation:
“I do agree that we have to do something. We created this situation by not doing anything,” Padilla said. “So what happened with zero tolerance is, we were exempting a population from the law. And what happens when you do that, it creates a draw for a certain group of people that rises to trends that become a crisis.”
“I’m going to give you an example: Because we were releasing family units, May 2, just last month, we had a full-blown MS-13 (gang member) accompanied by his one-year-old child. He thought he was going get released into the community; that was not the case.”
The bottom line is illegally entering the United States is a crime.
8 U.S. Code § 1325 – Improper entry by alien lays out the criminal penalties for illegal entry:
(a)Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection; misrepresentation and concealment of facts
Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.
And not enforcing the law creates an incentive that only encourages waves of illegal aliens to try and sneak into the country.
A Justice Department press release stated that in 2013, there were 13,000 family units arrested at the border.
By 2017, that number had ballooned to 75,000 because illegal aliens were responding to the Obama administration’s incentives.
President Trump is fighting for the country by declaring that the United States will not turn into a refugee camp on his watch.
Americans are thrilled to finally have a President who is loyal to them.
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