Trump to target flood of refugees, criminal illegals in executive orders
President Trump on Wednesday is expected to shift to illegal immigration issues and target law-breaking criminal illegals and the wave of largely Muslim refugees flooding into the country.
Also in focus will be so-called "sanctuary cities." Trump criticized federally-funded cities such as San Francisco that block federal officials from seizing illegals in their jails and he has promised to deport some two million aliens convicted of crimes. Incoming Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called for an end to sanctuary cities and federal funding to those that block federal agents.
White House officials gave sketchy details of the president's plans to reporters and key congressional lawmakers, but some have emerged. Reuters had a story about the focus on the Middle East and Washington Post reporter Robert Costa tweeted on the border and sanctuary cities.
Other sources said that the president will focus on refugees from Muslim nations. Under former President Obama, some 18,000 Syrian refugees were let into the U.S., and their background checks by the United Nations has been questioned. Trump has pledged to put the brakes on the refugee influx from warring Muslim countries.
In a signal that Trump plans to make sanctuary cities and criminal illegals a key target, at least two "angel" families victimized by the aliens are planning to participate in the signing of anti-illegal immigration executive orders, sources told Secrets.
Among those traveling to Washington is Steve Ronnebeck, whose son Grant, 21, was killed while working at a convenience store in Mesa, Arizona. The killer was illegal Apolinar Altamirano, who had recently been let out of jail after a conviction for burglary and other crimes.
Her group has charted the damage criminal aliens and sanctuary cities have done to the country and said that Trump has the support of a majority of Americans.
"The interest groups that clamor for more immigration want all the public discussion to be about the illegal aliens who got work permits under DACA, but these actions targeting criminal aliens are more important for the well-being of our communities. This is one of the reasons people voted for Donald Trump – to return some sanity to our immigration system."
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org