President Trump makes a promise and he follows through. America has never seen a politician ever be as open and follow through as much as Trump. Say what you will about his style, everyone knows exactly what he wants and where he stands on every issue. This is rare for a politician.
Trump promised to make some much-needed tweaks to our immigration system to quell the chaos. As usual, he delivered and then some.
Obama faced similar problems and reacted harshly at times and the press needs to remember that before they go off on Trump.
As reported by NBC: Fulfilling President Donald Trump’s midterm promise to crack down on undocumented immigrants crossing the Southwest border, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security published a rule on Thursday that will make it harder for immigrants to claim asylum if they are caught crossing the border between designated ports of entry.
Senior administration officials told reporters on a conference call that the president has the legal authority to do so because of sections of immigration law that allow the president discretion over who is admitted into the United States — the same language the administration used to support its travel ban in court.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen and Acting Attorney General General Matthew G. Whitaker issued a statement in support of President Trump’s executive order:
“Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so.
Today’s rule applies this important principle to aliens who violate such a suspension or restriction regarding the southern border imposed by the President by invoking an express authority provided by Congress to restrict eligibility for asylum.
Our asylum system is overwhelmed with too many meritless asylum claims from aliens who place a tremendous burden on our resources, preventing us from being able to expeditiously grant asylum to those who truly deserve it.
Today, we are using the authority granted to us by Congress to bar aliens who violate a Presidential suspension of entry or other restriction from asylum eligibility.”