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Illegal Immigrants Exploit Loopholes
Millions of illegal workers and immigrant students have been evading federal immigration law for decades, thanks to a loophole. Now, the Trump administration is closing the loophole which, according to Breitbart, has created an illegal domestic of nearly 11 million illegals. An estimated 50% of those are overstays.
The fact that the federal immigration system is broken is not a state secret. The Obama administration avoided enforcement of national immigration policies with his infamous “Catch and Release” program. He further watered the immigration enforcement effort with the creation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Barack Obama announced the policy on June 15, 2012.
Obama Opened Illegal Immigration Door
In a clear attempt to garner millions of Hispanic and sympathetic pro-illegal immigrant votes during his re-election effort, Obama used his pen to make it happen. He decided to enact an executive order which would allow illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to receive a two-year renewable period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit in the U.S.
Doubling down on these efforts, Obama decided to modify his questionably illegal action by expanding DACA coverage in November 2014 to include adult illegal immigrants, as well. On June 16, 2017, President Trump made good on his campaign commitment by having United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rescind the Obama expansion.
Several months later, Trump sealed the executive order on Obama’s 2012 DACA effort by phasing out DACA and handing over immigration reform efforts on the Dream Act to Congress. While those current congressional efforts are presently on hold in Congress, several federal courts have ruled to block the Trump administration’s efforts to end the DACA phase-out order.
New Rules Slam Loopholes
Several effective avenues created by Congress, liberal bureaucrats and even progressive judges on the bench to allow illegal immigrant student and workers to overstay their welcome are being axed by the DHS U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency. As the mainstream media continues to unearth a fabricated “Russian Collusion” conspiracy, the Trump administration is effectively using the executive powers of the oval office to end the immigration law exploitation by companies and immigration lawyers.
The Office of Homeland Security recently issued a statement to explain the rationale for the new rules. It stated, in part, that “USCIS is dedicated to our mission of ensuring the integrity of the immigration system. F [student], J [summer workers], and M [vocational-school student] nonimmigrants are admitted to the United States for a specific purpose, and when that purpose has ended, we expect them to depart, or to obtain another, lawful immigration status,” said USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna. “The message is clear: These nonimmigrants cannot overstay their periods of admission or violate the terms of admission and stay illegally in the U.S. anymore.”
Federal Immigration Law Will Be enforced
In addition to the new DHS rules, the Trump administration is continuing to strengthen border security by closing other immigration loopholes. Breitbart reported that Trump officials have ended the Flores loophole used by migrants trying to win a “catch and release” document, and the Supreme Court’s Zadvydas loophole which allows criminal migrants to stay if their home country will not take them back.
The bottom line is clear. When a foreign employee’s seasonal work permit expires, and a foreign student’s coursework is complete, the overstay clock begins to tick. No new imaginary “human rights” will be accepted or urgent pleas from the mainstream media will be recognized. The rule of law will prevail.