Trump's Immigration guidance

ReutersU.S. President Donald Trump's administration will leave [Obama's illegal executive amnesty] protections in place for immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, known as "dreamers," but will consider all other illegal immigrants subject to deportation, according to guidance released on Tuesday.

If true, this is a disaster of epic proportions for Trump. It doesn't matter how many illegal aliens he deports; if he caves and begins to grant official status to any of them, it undermines him with his base. And rightly so.


Obama's amnesty was an actual, "we will give you papers" amnesty. This article is talking about "guidance" and "priorities":

ReutersThe Department of Homeland Security guidance is the implementation plan for executive orders on border security and immigration enforcement that Trump signed on Jan. 25, days after taking office.

My take is that this is a deliberate attempt at sabotage by deception. It's one thing to give actual amnesty paperwork to an illegal, quite another to say you're going to focus on capturing and deporting the people actually committing additional crimes on top of being here illegally. You have to start somewhere and those people are often in contact with law enforcement anyway.

There's a big difference between choosing priorities and giving people legal amnesty paperwork. Let's keep that in mind.

This entry was published Thu Feb 23 09:38:51 CST 2017 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2017-02-23 09:38:51.0. [Tweet]

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