Trump’s immigration enforcement, dream come true
Trump-hating commenters used to say that Trump’s immigration plan was bullsh**, that it would never happen, even if he was elected he’d pivot and do nothing.
Well it looks like people who said that were dead wrong. From everything I’ve read during the last two days, Trump is preparing to implement an anti-immigration plan that I could only have dreamed about. Senator Jeff Sessions, the most anti-immigration person in the Senate, will probably be on Trump’s cabinet (although as Secretary of Defense), and Trump brought on hardline anti-immigration activist and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (who is called a racist by left-winger) to be on his immigration policy transition team. It looks like on day one, all of Obama’s executive actions telling the federal law enforcement agencies to not enforce the immigration laws, to release illegal aliens they catch, etc, will all be reversed.
Remember that Congress doesn’t have to do anything. Illegal immigrants are already illegal, and there is already a lot of well funded federal law enforcement agencies, not least U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security. All they need is the directive to start enforcing the laws again, and every single indication is that Trump is going to give the order on day one.
The only thing he needs from Congress is more funding. All indications are is that he is going to ask for funding to build the wall. Will the Republican-controlled Congress deny him that funding when he has a mandate from the voters to build the wall?