It’s a perfect racket to steal the sovereignty of the American people: illegal aliens flood our country in such large numbers and then use our own generosity and the runaway courts against the citizenry. In order to bend over backwards to grant each individual due process they historically were never entitled to, ICE agents delay deportations for months, prompting the courts to demand the release of thousands of aliens. Unfortunately, as a new report from the DHS Inspector General reveals, there are too many illegals and too few agents to deport the bulk of them within the court-mandated time period, resulting in the indefinite release of hundreds of thousands of people who have no right to be in this country.
Here are some of the key findings from the IG’s report, which reviewed ICE’s operations as of last year when Obama was still in office:
Naturally, the Inspector General recommended throwing more money at the problem and hiring more agents as well as spending more money on training. Undoubtedly, until there are systemic changes made to our laws and the role of the courts in immigration policy, there is a need to hire more staff. After all, there is no greater role of the federal government than protecting national sovereignty. Historically, we never allowed a single public charge to enter the country, much less millions of predominantly impoverished and often criminal individuals to remain here illegally. To that end, the Trump administration has rightfully proposed hiring 10,000 new ICE agents and is requesting an additional $3 billion for the remainder of FY 2017. Sadly, Republicans appear ready to fund Planned Parenthood and refugee resettlement in next week’s budget, but not the much-needed beefing up of immigration enforcement resources.
However, as is the case with most problems in government, this is a policy problem more than a resource problem. That is why it’s time for Congress to either clarify some of the loopholes in statute that courts are abusing or kick the courts out of immigration altogether. I proposed 20 immigration and homeland security ideas for Congress to pursue at the beginning of the session, yet they have refused to touch this issue in the first 100 days. President Trump (on the days when President Kushner is not presiding) should demand from GOP leadership the following four fixes:
Many of these reforms can be done administratively; simply by clarifying the true meaning of existing statutes. However, unless Congress gets involved and explicitly reclaims power from the courts, we will continue to suffer from judicial amnesty.
Immigration is the issue of our time, and Trump was elected to deal with this problem more than any other issue. Instead of trying to repackage a phony repeal of Obamacare, Trump should work with conservatives to finally reclaim our sovereignty. And while he is at it, he should stop obsessing about the so-called “Dreamers” and learn from the Rockville rape tragedy that Americans must come first. As the president said during his address before Congress, “My job is not to represent the world. My job is to represent the United States of America.”
Congress owes it to the states to protect them from a lawless judiciary.
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