Some 1.4 million illegals who followed President Obama’s request to sign up for two controversial amnesty programs could be among the first to face deportation under the new administration. The reason: In exchange for getting into the two programs, they handed over their identities, home addresses, and admitted to being in the United States illegally, making them the easiest to find and legally deport.
“I was surprised anyone would be stupid enough to sign up for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans). Yet apparently hundreds of thousands of people did so anyway,” said John Miano of the Center for Immigratio Studies.
He said in a blog post that the programs are dead under a Trump administration and those who signed up “created a list of prime candidates for deportation with names, addresses, and an admission of illegal alien status.”
Secrets has already received reports that illegals are already starting to leave the country. One source said that some in Virginia left for the border on Wednesday, the day Donald Trump (/section/donald-trump) was declared the winner.
(What I am seeing is a big surge of border jumpers along the Rio Grande! 40,000 per month. LM)
The agency that took the names, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has on file 1,443,762 names of applicants for DACA and DAPA. They break down this way:
— 1 million are from Mexico.
— 119,788 are from the three countries from which thousands of youths fled in the last three years, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
— Over half, 607,000 live in California and Texas.
— Only 72 did not give an address.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner’s “Washington Secrets” columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com)
Fast track deportation of illegal immigrants caught committing a crime. Worry about how to handle the “law-abiding” illegals later (as the Trump position states clearly).
I suspect that many of the legal, serious immigrants will cheer along with the rest of us patriotic nationalists.
Trump guys gotta plan it well, no glitches or mistakes in marshaling the overwhelming force along the border to put a halt to the invasion, pronto. (It’s overdue for EC to do same.)
Trump tells Mexico, our friend, our ally and trading partner, that we admire their immigration laws and border controls and we ask them to help us good neighbors put in place a system very similar to Mexico’s.
(I have lived and worked in numerous countries with my family, getting a visas, work permits, foreigner’s national ID card with photo….. every time. ID often color coded for easy determination of non-citizen status and non-voting status at polls…..if one were stupid enough to try to vote as a foreigner!)
Mexico welcomes only foreigners who will be useful to Mexican society, contributing to national progress. Doctors and engineers, yes. Rapists and murderers, no.
Mexican authorities must keep track of every single person in the country. How many illegals are in the U.S.? Who knows? Estimates are all over the place.
Foreigners with fake papers, or who enter the country under false pretenses, may be imprisoned. Not here. Instead they are lavished with benefits including Social Security, health care, and public education.
Foreigners who fail to obey the rules will be fined, deported, and/or imprisoned as WHfelons. Instead, our deportation works like a revolving door. Some illegal immigrants don’t make the news until they have been deported six times and injure young children.
Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. Not so here, where illegal immigrants are considered awesome or role models and invited to visit the White House.
Mexicans who help illegal aliens enter the country are themselves considered criminals under the law. What about the U.S. government? What if our government is helping illegal aliens enter the U.S.? The U.S. Department of Agriculture provide leaflets instructing illegal immigrants how they can collect food stamps without admitting they are here illegally.
The Mexican constitution expressly forbids non-citizens to participate in the country’s political life. Does that include voting? The U.S. Supreme Court, two weeks ago, decreed that proof of citizenship is not required when registering to vote.
The Mexican constitution denies fundamental property rights to foreigners. No problem here. Undocumented immigrants who have the necessary funds can purchase a home in the U.S. Businesses, too. Illegals are America’s newest small-town entrepreneurs.
The Mexican constitution denies equal employment rights to immigrants, even legal ones, in the public sector. In Mexico, all immigrants move to the back of the line. Here they move to the front of the line. In Maryland, illegals qualify for in-state college tuition. As of last year, 20 states offered in-state tuition for “unauthorized immigrant students.” Affirmative action also applies to illegals; “[a]dmission officers favor students because of their ‘undocumented’ status.”
Foreigners are forbidden to own land in Mexico within 100 kilometers of land borders or within 50 kilometers of the coast. How many illegals own homes in border towns such as El Paso, Laredo, McAllen, and Brownsville, Texas? Or in costal communities in Florida and California?
The president of Mexico must be a Mexican citizen by birth, and his parents must also be Mexican-born citizens. Interestingly, this would disqualify our current president and several declared presidential candidates.
While these rules may seem harsh, this is how Mexico handles immigration, both legal and illegal, from both her northern and southern borders. I suspect that in the unlikely event that Mr. Trump makes his way to the White House, he will adopt Mexico’s immigration law as our own. After all, he would be simply reaffirming President Obama’s remarks about “a strong relationship between the United States and Mexico” and how “Mexico is sharing expertise with neighbors across the Americas.” Or as they say, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
Brian C Joondeph, M.D., MPS a Denver-based physician and writer. Twitter @retinaldoctor.