On Tuesday, Feb. 21, President Trump announced his first steps to address the illegal immigration problems in the U.S. The plan calls for the Department of Homeland Security to hire thousands of new officers and for fast-tracking deportations. It would also give federal authorities more power to aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the country and along U.S. borders.
Specifically, the plan calls for 10,000 additional ICE officers and agents and 5,000 new hires at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. This is to help federal agencies that have been overwhelmed by the tsunami of illegal and legal immigration over the past few years. The surge has created delays in processing legal and illegal immigrants, as well as creating a significant national security for the United States.
I recently had a conversation with a friend in Charleston, WV about the Immigration Reform debate. As we parted, he mentioned to me that while it was very interesting, he felt “he (West Virginia residents) didn’t have dog in that fight”. Unfortunately, there are many in West Virginia, and many other non-border states, that hold this same view. They feel illegal immigration and the Immigration Reform debate has little to do with their state.
However, the fact is that illegal immigration, immigration reform, and particularly Amnesty, will have a big impact on West Virginia and other states.
I am often accused by the media and most politicians about saying “outrageous” comments like “what part of the word illegal don’t you understand?” But in the wake of today’s (Thursday, July 16) attack on a Marine recruiting station in Chattanooga TN, I have to ask why are American citizens, police officers and even military personnel being targeted...on American soil?!?!
Pro-Muslim protesters recently gathered outside the Village Parkway Baptist Church where Act of America was holding a meeting.
Members of the Council on American -Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other local organizations, including Jewish Voice for Peace( JVP), and Iraq Veterans against war (IVAR), accused ACT of being a hate group against Muslims.
The recent news of the murder committed by an illegal alien in San Francisco has brought a great deal of attention to President Obama’s failed border and immigration policies. While he and his liberal/progressive supporters defend their actions and inactions, criminal illegal aliens and drugs continue enter U.S. These are a few reports from the south Texas border during the 4th of July week.