Donald Trump takes Executive Actions on immigration
The problem with working days and blogging at night is that by the time I have a chance to write just about everything has already been said about the news of the day and today is another example. By now you have heard that Donald Trump has taken Executive Action on immigration, fulfilling more campaign promises.
Here is more:
President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and punishment for cities shielding illegal immigrants while mulling restoring a CIA secret detention program as he launched broad but divisive plans to reshape U.S. immigration and national security policy.
“We are in the middle of a crisis on our southern border: The unprecedented surge of illegal migrants from Central America is harming both Mexico and the United States,” Trump said, adding: “A nation without borders is not a nation.”
We have heard talk about building a wall before and Congress actually already allotted money to do so before the project was canned by Barack Obama, but this time it looks as though it is really going to happen because we have a President willing to do it and because the money has already been allotted it does not look like it can be stopped.
As far as the sanctuary cities go it looks like Donald Trump is going to try to withhold Federal monies from cities which refuse to adhere to Federal law. I am not sure how that is going to work because I am not sure how the money is dispersed. Does it go to the states which in turn decide which communities get it? If so this might be hard to enforce but this is what happens when you accept Federal
bribes funding, you are beholden to the Federal government.
While signing these orders Donald Trump said the focus would be on enforcing existing laws and not on creating new laws. What a novel concept after Barack Obama called for ignoring Federal laws on immigration! Maybe we can try the same approach when it comes to the gun laws…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium