25 April 2017

U.S. ICE Finally Steps Up Arrests Of Illegals

Illegal Immigrants
As most Americans expected, President Donald Trump is bent on delivering on one of the core promises he made during the campaign which got him elected: to arrest illegals and ensure that they face the fall brunt of the law.

New data obtained by the Washington Post's Maria Sacchetti show that during the first several weeks of the Trump administration (through 13 March), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 21,362 illegal immigrants — including more than 15,00 with criminal records that can stretch forever.

That's a huge increase from the last two years of the former President Barrack Obama's administration, where illegals were pampered and given all sorts of free services even if they are not paying taxes. The situation now is much more similar to statistics from the first six years of the Obama administration — a time when laws were properly enforced.

The Trump administration’s early record is comparable to 2014, when slightly more immigrants were arrested and an equal share (75 percent) were coddled criminals. But Obama deliberately acted to change that pattern at the end of his term, when he used executive action to block the proper enforcement of the law — leading to a lull in 2015 and 2016, which also provided a temporary breathing room for illegal immigrants to commit more atrocities without the fear of being arrested.

The present situation shows that President Trump has restored law and order, immediately upon taking office, an immigration policy that was legally passed by duly elected state representatives.

The Obama administration worried that aggressive immigration enforcement would hurt the feelings of spoiled illegal immigrant families — and ultimately curbed even if it is against the mandate of existing laws. The Trump administration, on the other hand, appears to see this as the proper implementation of constitutional measures and definitely what is desired by majority of taxpaying voters.

President signaled to ICE agents that they can do what they are supposed to do under the law when it comes to tracking down undocumented immigrants, and they've taken the message to heart.

The impact of Present Trump's arrest spike goes beyond the number of immigrants who were actually taken into ICE custody during his first several weeks. The statistics confirm something millions of illegal immigrants should be worried about: their days living as hidden criminals are numbers and the government will ultimately find and deport to wherever hell hole they came from.