Close Obama’s Immigration Loopholes: Make America Safe Again

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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.

Kevin Fobbs

Kevin Fobbs

Kevin Fobbs is a contributing author for NRN and American Exceptionalism co-host. He's the Chairman of the Board of American Christian Civil Rights Movement, Managing Partner of Ascension Entertainment Productions and producer of the feature film “Never Again.” Fobbs' publishings appear in New York Times, Detroit News, Michigan Chronicle, GOPUSA, Soul Source, Cleveland’s Examiner, Clash Daily and Renew America.

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  1. There are limits to legal immigration, there ought to be limits (as in ZERO) for illegal immigration. We also need to deport as many as possible. This whole "all or nothing" mindset keeps coming up, whether its slashing the debt, deficit, budget, or crime. Sickening!

  2. Sanctuary states add to the problem. Cost of health care for illegals, for instance is now on the table there. If Gov. Brown signs it, the cost should be estimated by the Federal government based on numbers of those who will be served who are not here legally. That cost and the cost of administration at the Federal end, should be entirely deducted from the federal stipend they receive that originates in federal taxes. The cost to keep track of it all in representation of the taxpayers of the nation should also be deducted, as should the additional employees needed to cover the expense of any kind based upon the sanctuary state's focus on illegals, rather than the rest of the citizenry; people of this nation.

  3. If we take the money spent on illegal immigration we could build the wall and house our homeless Vets and have money leftover – Desperado

  4. Any Governor running a sanctuary state or County Executive running a sanctuary county, should face penalties for doing so. Any Legislature who placed pen to paper to write an illegal immigration protection act, should face sanctions. The problem is dire with CA and NY issuing driver's licenses to illegals and registering them to vote. They are the enemy within

  5. Excellent! Well thought out and logical. Someone has to pay these costs and it shouldn't be We the Taxpayers.

  6. Spot on! With all the intelligent responses to this article I no longer need to write one. You're good Dobie Girl!

  7. Dear Mr. Fobbs,
    What an honor that you wrote this important article for New Right Network – for all Americans. I agree with you wholeheartedly. My parents paid attention to our world and were great role models in many ways. I learned about government and politics from them. One of the greatest lessons was to care about injustice even if it wasn't against me, because one day it could be. This quote by Martin Niemoller describes exactly what my parents taught me.

    "First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me."

    They also taught me this quote by Eldridge Cleaver (no relation to 'Leave it to.' "There is no more neutrality in the world. You either have to be part of the solution, or you're going to be part of the problem."

    The first time I wrote to my representatives to Congress about immigration was 30 years ago. The responses I received basically told me that they agreed that immigration was a huge problem; laws on the books weren't being enforced, so it was imperative that immigration reform and enforcement be a priority. One problem: It was such a political 'Hot Button' that legislators either didn't believe that there would be enough support for the needed changes and it would affect their re-election adversely, or they received votes from illegal immigrants and didn't want to rock the boat.

    I've been an activist most of my life. My mom was wonderful! We were raised to love everyone, that we are all part of God's family. I watched TV with my mom and saw many shows that most young people wouldn't: JFK and Nixon campaign & debates One JFK commercial has stuck with me my entire life and I'm now 63. I loved the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I remember listening to him speak many times and I remember when he was shot. I also remember when JFK, then Osswald were shot. I can envision those times. As a young person with a heart for all people I insisted that my first baby doll be a black baby I saw in the store. She had a sweet face and I fell in love with her, so my mom got her for me. I carried her everywhere. Although very young I thought that if people saw love they could learn love. This was in the mid to late 50's, so many people noticed a little blue-eyed blonde carrying this baby doll.

    I haven't seen "Never Again," and the trailers don't seem to be available but it is available for online viewing, so I will watch it. I loved Jill Clayburgh! I haven't thought about her for years.

    Thank you again for making a difference in our world. Through New Right Network I have been exposed to and interacted with some of the best people and I count you among them.

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