Today, May 16, 2019, President Donald Trump will propose an overhaul of immigration laws that would favor applicants who speak English, are well educated and have job offers.
The plan would require support from Democrats to pass the U.S. Congress, but it does not include any measures to address undocumented immigrants already living in the United States, the official told reporters on Wednesday – an element which many Democrats have long insisted needs to be part of any legislative package.
The numbers apprehended at the Southern border surpassed 100,000 for the second consecutive month, according to new figures released by the Trump administration.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended 109,144 in April. That is more than 5,400 over the total in the month of March, and it is the highest monthly total since 2007.
Republican Senator Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee that issued a rogue subpoena of President Donald Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump, Jr., ducked and covered from the media amid the outcry against his attempt to haul Trump, Jr., before his committee.
Chief of Law Enforcement Operations for U.S. Border Patrol, Brian Hastings, said his agency has apprehended 33,000 illegals on the southern border in just the past 10 days.
Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost tweeted about the overwhelming number making their way to the border and called it “unsustainable” and “beyond capacity.”
It is simply inconceivable that this is not a priority threat to the American people. It is certainly a violation of current immigration law. The law (8. U.S.C. §1182(a)(1)(A)(i)-(ii)) states clearly that any alien “who has failed to present documentation of having received vaccination against vaccine-preventable diseases, which shall include at least the following diseases: mumps, measles, rubella, polio, tetanus and diphtheria toxoids, pertussis, influenza type B and hepatitis B, and any other vaccinations against vaccine-preventable diseases” are inadmissible. Moreover, 8 U.S.C. § 1222(a) requires the government to detain them “for a sufficient time to enable the immigration officers and medical officers to subject such aliens to observation and an examination sufficient to determine whether or not they belong to inadmissible classes.”
Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the Department of Homeland Security must stop the madness. More than 161,000 illegals were released into the interior of the United States since December.
The DHS has released about 8,200 into the U.S. over the past seven days through an expanded Catch and Release policy wherein federal immigration officials have had to grapple with less detention space and increased implementation of release programs for foreign nationals.
The Department of Defense is planning to spend $7.4 million on a troop mission at the United States-Mexico border that includes feeding and caring for illegals that crossed into the United States illegally.