WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Sunday said on Twitter that there will not be a deal on legalizing the status on young adult immigrants known as Dreamers, declaring that the U.S.-Mexico border is becoming more dangerous.
After posting a "Happy Easter" message on the social media platform, Trump followed with: "Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release. Getting more dangerous. 'Caravans' coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!"
He also threatened to kill the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is currently being renegotiated with Mexico and Canada.
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is the program created in 2012 under Democratic former President Barack Obama that Trump sought to rescind last autumn. Designed for individuals brought to the United States as children by parents who were undocumented immigrants, the program shielded the individuals from deportation and gave them work permits.
Trump is spending the Easter holiday in Palm Beach, Florida, at his Mar-a-Lago resort. He told reporters on his way into Easter services that “Mexico has got to help us at the border.”
Trump has said he was open to brokering a deal with congressional Democrats who want to protect the program in exchange for funding to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, a frequent campaign trail promise. He insisted during his presidential campaign Mexico would pay for the wall.
Although Trump threatened a veto last month of an omnibus spending bill because it did not address the fate of Dreamers and did not fully fund his border wall, he did sign the bill.
Trump on Sunday continued on Twitter that Mexico is doing "very little, if not NOTHING," to stop the flow of people across the southern border.
"They laugh at our dumb immigration laws. They must stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA. NEED WALL!"
Last week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressed optimism that negotiations to modify NAFTA to terms more favorable to the United States were making progress and that a deal in principle could be reached quickly.
The thorniest issues in the NAFTA talks with Mexico and Canada concern U.S. demands on automotive trade and dispute settlement systems. Linking the future of the 24-year-old trade deal to Trump's border wall plan has never been among U.S. negotiating objectives.
(Reporting By Valerie Volcovici and David Lawder; additional reporting by Steve Holland in Palm Beach, Florida. Editing by Damon Darlin E-VERIFY = A WALL WITH NO TUNNELS
WE COULD END MEXICO’S INVASION IF WE PUT EMPLOYERS OF ILLEGALS IN JAIL
NumbersUSA’s Rosemary Jenks:
E-Verify Ignored in DACA Negotiations Because ‘Members of Congress Know It Will Work’
Members of Congress broadly oppose a legislative nationwide E-Verify mandate for employers because “they know it will work,” said NumbersUSA’s Rosemary Jenks, explaining why E-Verify is not being pushed in congressional negotiations for an amnesty deal for recipients of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Jenks further noted that both parties are beholden to special interests supportive of “mass migration.”
MILLION LOOTING MEXICANS WERE SHIPPED BACK OVER THE
We would also be ending the TRILLION DOLLAR LA RAZA ANCHOR BABY WELFARE STATE!
California’s La Raza Supremacist Attorney General Xavier Becerra mocks Trump’s wall in a state where half the murders are by fellow Mexicans and the La Raza Heroin cartels walk over and under the open border!
Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello slammed border security critics at a Friday afternoon press conference. He told the media that the simple truth of the matter is that “walls work and the data shows it.” But, Vitiello also raised a major concern – lack of funding.
"DHS and CBP are fully committed to a balanced investment in physical infrastructure, access and patrol roads, technology, and personnel to support critical border security missions,” said Vitiello.
"Border wall system is a comprehensive solution that provides wall, lighting, enforcement cameras, and other related technology, and all-weather roads to impede and deny illegal cross-border activity,” he added.
The United States government recently allotted $1.6 billion for border wall construction security. On that note, Vitiello said, "We appreciate this down payment ... but it does not fully fund our needs in the most critical locations.”
For perspective, Vitiello said "that $25 billion would be enough to replace or upgrade existing fencing and add about 300 miles of new pedestrian barrier. Vehicle barrier accounts for 300 miles of current fencing. The rest is higher and intended to keep out individuals," according to Dallas News.
There are currently 654 miles of fencing on the southern border, but that number is not even close to enough secure the 1,954 mile border. According to Customs and Border Protection, "when fully funded, about 1,000 of almost 2,000 of the U.S. border with Mexico will have border wall and other critical infrastructure."
“We’re on track to replace 20 miles of primary vehicle barrier in Santa Teresa, New Mexico,” Vitiello said. “Ground breaking is scheduled for early April.”
THE GRUESOME VIOLENCE OF THE MEXICAN… over, under and in our open borders.
"The state of California and the sanctuary city laws that make it a safe-haven for criminal illegal aliens is likely responsible for at least 5,000 crimes that were committed by criminal illegal aliens released by local authorities rather than being handed over to federal immigration officials."
"Critics argue that giving amnesty to 12 to 30 million illegal aliens in the U.S. would have an immediate negative impact on America’s working and middle class — specifically black Americans and the white working class — who would be in direct competition for blue-collar jobs with the largely low-skilled illegal alien population." JOHN BINDER
"Additionally, under current legal immigration laws, if given amnesty, the illegal alien population would be allowed to bring an unlimited number of their foreign relatives to the U.S. This population could boost already high legal immigration levels to an unprecedented high. An amnesty for illegal aliens would also likely triple the number of border-crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border." JOHN BINDER
“At the current rate of invasion (mostly through Mexico, but also through Canada) the United States will be completely over run with illegal aliens by the year 2025. I’m not talking about legal immigrants who follow US law to become citizens. In less than 20 years, if we do not stop the invasion, ILLEGAL aliens and their offspring will be the dominant population in the United States”…. Tom Barrett
Members of Congress broadly oppose a legislative nationwide E-Verify mandate for employers because “they know it will work,” said NumbersUSA’s Rosemary Jenks, explaining why E-Verify is not being pushed in congressional negotiations for an amnesty deal for recipients of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Jenks further noted that both parties are beholden to special interests supportive of “mass
Democratic Activist: Keep Border Open Until Trump OKs Amnesty
Democrats should hold the border open for Central American migrants until President Donald Trump agrees to a national amnesty for illegals, says Sen. Chuck Schumer’s former top immigration aide.
The open borders plan came from Leon Fresco, an immigration activist now working in D.C. for foreign clients, including tens of thousands of Indian tech-workers. In 2013, Fresco was Schumer’s Democrats’ chief immigration lawyer as they wrote up the disastrous “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill which prompted the public to elect pro-American Donald Trump in 2016. Fresco Tweeted April 1:
Any admin changes for border surge will be blocked by Courts, and Congress will not enact a 1-sided solution on enforcement … Congress will not pass enforcement-only bill. Such efforts will be tried and will fail. At that point, CIR-type [Comprehensive Immigration Reform] bill possible.
Fresco made his claim after Trump used Twitter to slam the Mexican government for refusing to stop a march of 1,000-plus central America migrants towards Texas, and to slam the Democratic Party for refusing to close the legal loopholes — including “catch and release” — which allowed at least 400,000 Central Americans migrants into the United States during former President Barack Obama’s eight years in office.
Until Sunday, Trump had offered to approve an amnesty for at least 1.8 million illegals in exchange for closing those loopholes, ending the visa lottery, winding down chain migration and building the border wall. Schumer’s Democratic Senators — and at least ten business-first Republicans — rejected that compromise in a February 15 Senate vote.
Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release. Getting more dangerous. “Caravans” coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!
Fresco responded via Twitter by saying the courts will use the existing laws to keep the border topen for the migrants, and Democrats will block any upgraded border laws until Trump agrees to “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” which is a Democratic euphemism for a massive amnesty.
“What POTUS will find after today’s tweets is that any admin changes for border surge will be blocked by Courts, and Congress will not enact a 1-sided solution on enforcement. Even though POTUS currently says “no deal,” the chances for [an amnesty] deal now higher.
If border surge happens this spring, POTUS has limited options. Courts blocked everything Obama did to stop 2014 surge. POTUS needs Congress [to get around courts]. But Congress will not pass enforcement-only bill. Such efforts will be tried and will fail. At that point, CIR-type [Comprehensive Immigration Reform] bill possible.
and by CIR-type bill, I am just saying that DACA alone for what is needed on the border will likely not be supported by Dems. That type of trade will only work in something larger (and that something larger would, of course, need to include backlog relief). All will depend on..
…Whether POTUS wants to pass laws to provide more authority to address illegal immigration or whether he thinks he can survive a border surge by simply blaming Dems. We will all find out together.
Fresco’s threat comes as a group of more than 1,000 Central Americans, mostly young men, is collectively marching through Mexico to ask for asylum at the Texas border. They are expected to arrive late March, unless the Mexican government sees an incentive to stop them.
Fresco’s threats rest on the courts’ continued backing for the claim that current laws require the border patrol to allow almost anyone into the country to apply for legal asylum if they claim to have a “credible fear” of persecution or torture.
Obama’s interpretation of the law laid out a welcome mat for migrants, especially because his policy also allowed migrants into freely enter the United States — and get work permits — once the number of admittees exceeds the total number of detention-beds funded by Congress. In fact, Obama let so many migrants into the United States that he backlogged the asylum courts, so giving the migrants several years to find valid legal arguments to stay in the United States.
Similarly, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2008 was interpreted by Obama’s deputies to require that people who claim to be children should also be allowed into the United States. That loophole was used by many young Central American men — and by many MS-13 gang members to get into the United States.
The Democrats’ opposition to a border-loophole reform was underlined on January 16 by Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, who suggested to DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen that Trump’s legal reforms could kill many innocent young women:
One of the things on your must-have list, which you passed out on Tuesday and brought to us again today in a different form, relates to asylum protection. and you use the example of a child at the border of being coached, to use the words “credible fear” and that triggers a certain reaction. But I would like to call your attention to something that I hope can add another perspective. It’s an article entitled “When Deportation Is a Death Sentence,” written by Sara Stillman, published in the New Yorker. I want you to read it. I hope you’ll read it. It talks about what happens when the agents who are involved in this don’t ask the right question, don’t hear the answer, and send many women back to their death.
Fresco’s hard-nosed tactics spotlight the Democrats’ determination to advance their political goals via immigration, despite the huge impact on blue-collar Americans.
For example, on February 15, Democrats back a proposal by main GOP Sen. Susan Collins that would have established a double-amnesty — a “prioritization amnesty” for roughly 8 million illegals working for Americans companies, and a formal amnesty for at least 1.8 million younger illegals — in exchange for creating a fund of $25 billion for wall construction. However, that fund was surrounded by bureaucratic and legal barriers, and would not have fixed any of the legal loopholes used by migrants to walk through the wall.
Four million Americans turn 18 each year and begin looking for good jobs in the free market.
But the federal government inflates the supply of new labor by annually accepting roughly 1.1 million new legal immigrants, by providing work-permits to roughly 3 million resident foreigners, and by doing little to block the employment of roughly 8 million illegal immigrants.