Here is the Mistake in Immigration Reform
Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of homeland security, gave a forceful explanation of the administration’s actions, arguing that it had no choice, and insisting that the only way the practice could end would be through congressional action.
“Parents who entered illegally are by definition criminals,” Ms. Nielsen said. “By entering our country illegally, often in dangerous circumstances, illegal immigrants have put their children at risk.”
Initially, the criticism of what was occurring at the border came mainly from Democrats and former first ladies, including Laura Bush, whose husband also struggled with how to stop illegal immigration when he was president. On Monday, Michelle Obama and Rosalynn Carter both weighed in, with Mrs. Carter saying in a statement that “the practice and policy today of removing children from their parents’ care at our border with Mexico is disgraceful and a shame to our country.”
We believe that there is a misunderstanding between the Immigration Reform bills that have been duly placed upon the American people partially by Congress and partially by former President Barack Obama.
It is further a belief by our staff here at The Contemplative Thinker.com that in actuality what has happened is the executive order that was signed by President Barack Obama which took illegal immigrants and renamed them “Asylum-Seekers” during the pitiful and most recent surge in immigration of unaccompanied minors.
In the waning hours of his presidency, Barack Obama, backed by every Democrat Party member to be found, had that executive order drawn up for his signature in July of 2016.
What was originally an illegal immigrant not being supported by their parents or with parents not available were instructed by Obama to claim the rights under the Asylum Act; consequently, these minors were being treated as “asylum-seekers” rather than illegal immigrants. Shortly thereafter, their parents were made knowledgeable of this process and in order to keep law and order in a land that defines itself as a land based on the “rule of law” saw and experienced a Creditable Fear for Asylum-Seekers jump from 5.000 in 2009 upwards of 94,000 in 2016.
Sessions was responding to questions raised recently by faith leaders about the Trump administration’s decision to prosecute asylum seekers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border criminally rather than handling those cases as civil matters.
Now, all things being equal, here is a quote dated April 8, 2018, made be AG Jeff Sessions, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new “zero-tolerance” policy Friday for immigrants who crossed into the country illegally through the Southwest border.
Further to that is must be made certain where this “zero tolerance” policy came from if one considers the validity; moreover, the reliability of the policy. In a memo issued Friday, Sessions said anyone entering the country illegally will be met with “the full prosecutorial powers of the Department of Justice.”
He directed all federal prosecutors to make immigration offenses a top priority.
“You play a critical part in fulfilling these goals, and I thank you for your continued efforts in seeing to it that our laws—and as a result, our nation—are respected,” he said.
The crackdown comes after the Department of Homeland Security reported a 203 percent increase in illegal border crossings from March 2017 to March 2018, according to the memo. The department also noted a 37 percent increase from February 2018 to March 2018—the largest month-to-month increase since 2011.
Sessions said the “unacceptable” border situation is a result of Congress’ failure to pass legislation that would close “dangerous loopholes” and fund President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
Now, this is detrimental to those Americans who are not abreast of the law and the many changes over the years to immigration law. I believe that when this one (explanation) comes to full fruition many of these “allegedly intelligent” Americans will not only owe the current Trump administration an apology; furthermore, they should d-e-m-a-n-d what the truth of the law is in reality.