Let’s be honest:
Much of the media reporting about President Donald Trump’s hard-hitting immigration executive order has focused on the banning of certain types of individuals from this country.
More to the point, much of the media reporting on the matter has been dishonest, skewing the ban to be religious in nature and saying that Trump is barring Muslims from coming to America.
Of course, that’s bunk. It isn’t even remotely accurate.
The order states that individuals from seven different countries – and the countries are known terror hot spots – cannot come to America for a period of 90 days. That’s it.
But liberals keep twisting words to suit their own agenda; it’s like saying Trump hates Mexicans just because of the confirmed order to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Now, here’s one of the finer points of the immigration orders that we need to acknowledge and embrace:
“The immigration executive orders signed by President Donald Trump this week could amount to a vast expansion of authority for individual immigration officers and a dramatic increase in efforts to detain and deport undocumented immigrants,” CNN reported. “The order lays out a series of categories of undocumented immigrants that immigration law enforcement officials should prioritize for removing from the country, a reaction to what was criticized by the right as lax enforcement of immigration law by former President Barack Obama.”
Critics say the way the order reads, immigration officials will be given broad powers to decide who is illegal versus who isn’t, and who should be detained for questioning and possible deportation, and who should not.
And that’s just a stick in the side of Democrats and amnesty groups wishing for the wider, more open border days of then-president Barack Obama.
Hey, note to leftists: Those days are over.
President Trump, in just his first few days of office, has already done more clamping on the border and controlling of illegal entries than Obama did his entire eight years of presidency.
That’s because Obama only paid the slightest of lip service to keeping America safe at the borders, and the late-breaking immigration scandals are showing just how badly he screwed up.
On the flip side, Trump is giving immigration officers a new range of powers to perform their jobs. The left, like the American Civil Liberties Union, is already gearing up for legal battles, of course.
Fact is, the left doesn’t want any border control at all. Democrats would like nothing more than see borders crumble and America become one with our northern and southern neighbors; a sort of European Union that takes down borders and blends economies.
He says: Not so fast. His view is one of sovereignty, and giving immigration officers more power only underscores the fact his administration means borders business.