Last year, I met Ray Tranchant, an Angel Dad whose 16-year-old daughter Tessa and her best friend Ali were killed in Virginia Beach by illegal alien Alfredo Ramos. Ten years ago, Tessa and Ali died immediately when Ramos rear-ended their vehicle with his car, traveling at 70 mph, as the teens waited for a red light to change.
President Donald Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” campaign is off to a promising start. At a scheduled event at Snap-On, the tool manufacturer in Kenosha, Wis., President Trump promoted his new executive order that assigns the Departments of Homeland Security, State and Labor to draft H-1B visa reforms.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said in a recent “Meet the Press” interview that a wider array of criminal behavior by illegal immigrants, including DUIs, could lead to their deportation. Kelly added that during the Obama administration a DUI was unlikely to result in deportation even though it would have put the alien in the DHS system.
As a Californians for Population Stabilization Senior Writing Fellow, each Earth Day and on many other days during the year I address the key words that my organization strives for – population stabilization.
I knew when Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States that he might prove a long-awaited savior to those disillusioned, abandoned Americans who support enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws and, more generally, yearn for an immigration policy that actually serves the interests of rank-and-file Americans over those of illegal immigrants and their enablers, apologists and open-borders zealots.
President Donald Trump’s choice to head the White House Council of Economic Advisers might be the next-to-the-last straw for the millions of voters who put him in office. Only Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ vigorous enforcement actions keep disappointed GOP voters from joining #resisttrump. From Nogales on the U.S.-Mexico border this week, Sessions warned prospective illegal immigrants that U.S. immigration laws will be enforced, that catch-and-release is over, and that in the next few months 125 new immigration judges will be hired to expedite alien removals. According to Department of Homeland Security statistics, illegal border crossing have declined 70 percent since President Trump’s inauguration.
President Donald Trump’s campaign promises to re-create immigration into a vehicle that helps, rather than hurts Americans, catapulted him into the White House. More than repealing and replacing Obamacare, more than withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and more than draining the swamp, enforcing immigration laws and securing the Southwest border put President Trump in the White House.
President Trump’s administration got off to a flying start on curbing refugee admissions into the United States. Making good on his campaign promise to reduce refugee inflow until more secure vetting could be developed, President Trump promptly signed an executive order that would temporarily ban travel from certain Middle Eastern nations that he called “terror-prone,” permanently shut down Syrian entry, and put the refugee resettlement program on hold.
For decades, the U.S. agriculture industry has lobbied hard for more non-immigrant guest worker visas to help harvest its crops. Ag leaders and their congressional representatives argue, with some truth, that no matter the wage, Americans won’t do field work.