The reaction to President Trump’s speech delivered to a joint session of Congress fell along party lines – no surprise. But even among the president’s most fervent supporters, those who eagerly voted for him, disappointment is growing and intensifying over his failure to keep an important campaign promise.
In the first of what will be many reversals of sanctuary city policies, Suffolk County (N.Y.) Sheriff Vincent DeMarco said that his jurisdiction will no longer require a judge’s order before detaining inmates wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for possible deportation.
President-elect Donald Trump’s immediate immigration priorities are on illegal aliens who have committed serious crimes, but the Philippines may be ahead of the U.S. immigration enforcement curve by sending the message to all Filipinos living here illegally to head home. From the Philippines Diocese of Balanga, Bishop Ruperto Santos encouraged his countrymen who might be living in the U.S.
When Marco Antonio Aviles, a 15-year-old illegal alien, went to the Mexican Consulate in Austin, Texas, with his mother, his intention was to apply for a protective passport that could greatly increase his odds of qualifying for deferred action for childhood arrivals. The Mexican government grants so-called protective passports to its nationals living abroad who don’t qualify for a regular passport.
Years ago, I was speaking with my friend Terry Anderson, who hosted a popular Los Angeles-based, Sunday night radio show that dealt exclusively with illegal immigration. “If you ain’t mad, you ain’t paying attention” was his tagline. Watch Terry’s two-part interview with CAPS here and here.
After years of being ignored or dismissed, last night millions of Americans were given a voice when billionaire businessman Donald J. Trump accepted the GOP nomination for President of the United States, directly and clearly calling out the country’s massive immigration failure in all its reality, and promising, “We will be a country of law and order.”
My immigrant Latina wife and I had been married for just two years when we had our first big fight. It was about immigration. But it was not some theoretical debate. It was personal and painful, cutting close to the bone.
Central American aliens, confident that the toothless Department of Homeland Security will do nothing to stop their illegal entry, are using Uber to accelerate their journey. Why walk when being chauffeured is so much more comfortable? In June, Mexican immigration officials apprehended 34 Central Americans traveling in five separate Uber vehicles.
In the frustrating patriotic immigration reform effort, one of the hardest things to do is to talk to families who lost loved ones because the federal government refuses to enforce the law. So many senseless crimes have been committed by so many countless deportable aliens that it’s often hard to keep track of them, so frequently do they occur.
OTM, border patrol agents’ code for “Other Than Mexican,” has for decades loosely translated to Central Americans, and in the last few years also Middle Easterners. But now, according to a Migration Policy Institute study, Chinese represent the fastest growing group of OTMs.