(NationalSentinel) Millions of Americans and most of the Washington political and media elite were aghast that Trump was able to win the White House. Now they are equally aghast that he’s actually doing, or attempting to do, the things he promised on the campaign trail.
One of Trump’s signature issues, if not the signature issue, is enforcement of the nation’s existing immigration laws. Some media are characterizing it as “aggressive enforcement” but the reality is, Trump is merely instructing the appropriate federal agencies to enforce immigration laws as written.
After years of neglect, immigration enforcement is proving to be a fertile space for action — and for speculation, as draft reports leak out of Homeland Security, frightening immigrant rights groups and thrilling President Trump’s backers who have longed to see this sort of crackdown.
“We’ve taken historic action to secure the southern border. And I’ve ordered the construction of a great border wall, which will start very shortly. And I’ve taken decisive action to keep radical Islamic terrorists the hell out of our country,” Mr. Trump said Saturday night in Florida, holding a campaign-style rally to take stock of his first month in office.
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He was deploying Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly on Wednesday to Guatemala, source of some of the new surge of illegal immigrant children and families. Mr. Kelly is expected to meet with President Jimmy Morales and observe a return flight of deportees from the U.S. to Guatemala.
He’ll then travel to Mexico, where he and Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson will talk border security and trade with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Alt-Left activist groups as well as establishment figures in both major parties and corporatists who are hooked on cheap immigrant labor continue to be outraged that a president would dare to be so bold as to hold illegal immigrants to account for their actions, as well as the countries where they are coming from.
Some people still don’t get it, but they should by now: Trump was serious when he pledged during the campaign he would bring law and order back to America’s borders. Frankly, it’s about time.