(NationalSentinel)Â Immigration:Â After decades of teeth-gnashing and legislative gridlock over ‘what to do about illegal immigration,’ President Donald J. Trump appears to haveÂ found precisely the right solution.
Though the insane Left and #nevertrumpers on the right will never give him credit, Trump said in an interview withÂ The Associated Press on Friday that illegal aliens who entered the country as children, with parents – the so-called “Dreamers” – doÂ not have to worry about being deported.
Illegals enrolled in the President Barack Obamaâ€™sÂ â€œDeferred Action for ChildhoodÂ Arrivalsâ€ DACA program can â€œrest easy,â€ Trump said, because â€œthis is a case of heart,”Â Breitbart News noted, quoting the AP interview.
Federal law enforcement and immigration agencies are “not [going] after the ‘dreamers,’ we are after the criminals,” he said, using Democrats’ euphemismÂ for thoseÂ brought into the U.S. illegally as children. “That’s our policy.”
Meanwhile, Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned so-called “sanctuary cities” they are at risk of losing Justice Department grants, saying “enough is enough.”
CBS News reported:
The Justice Department sent the letters to the state of California, as well as the cities of Chicago, New Orleans, New York and Philadelphia, and Clark County, Nevada, Cook County, Illinois, Miami-Dade County, Florida, and Milwaukee County, Wisconsin â€” all of which are jurisdictions former President Barack Obama identified as potentially violating the law, Sessions said.Â
â€œSanctuary jurisdictions put known gang members back on the streets to rejoin the West Side gang in Escondido,â€ Sessions said while flanked by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. â€œJust the other day it was reported that a local prosecutor in California went so far as to intentionally lower violent and heinous domestic abuse charges against a repeat offender so that the abuser wouldnâ€™t be deported.â€
Critics of Trump’s decision are already panning it as a major flip-flop,Â Breitbart News noted:
Trumpâ€™s support for the DACA program is one of his biggest â€œflip-flops,â€ said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies. â€œDuring the campaign, now-PresidentÂ Trump had said he was going to end that on day one because itâ€™s an unconstitutional action by the president,â€ Krikorian told Breitbart News DailyÂ SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Friday.
Krikorian is right in that yes, Obama’s actionsÂ were unconstitutional. But honestly, does he want the administration rounding up 12-18-year-old high school students or MS-13 gang members and repeat criminal offenders?Â Not only would the ‘mainstream’ media plaster their sobbing faces on every web site and TV broadcast possible, but Trump is exactly right in focusingÂ resources on the most dangerous illegal aliens: The criminals and gang members.
As for future illegal immigrantÂ problems, the Trump administration – simply by enforcing most immigration laws and beefing up border security – has already reduced illegal crossings to a 17-year low.
People who continue trying to put Trump into an ideological box will continue to be disappointed in some of the things he’s going to do as president. Remember that he’s not anÂ ideological conservative,Â so he’s not going to govern as one. Some of his policies will be conservative, others will not, but overall,Â Trump is a ton better than a Hillary Clinton or a Jeb Bush would have been. And neither of those two would have been as serious as Trump is about actuallyÂ enforcingÂ immigration law at the border.
His approach to the illegal immigration issue, thus far, appears to have struck just the right balance. He should be applauded for it.