Want a controversial opinion? There are some truths to Trump’s stance on immigration.
This past week, two Maryland high school students were accused of raping a schoolmate. One of the suspects was an 18-year old man, who was enrolled as a freshman and in the country illegally. It is important to note that these kids are innocent until proven guilty.
There are two underlying issues here:
First, the school district. Why was a legal adult allowed to be in a classroom full of pre-teens? Why did the school not provide a background check or his immigration status?
Second, immigration policy. How was he allowed entry into the country? Why was he not deported? Could have this been avoided?
Homeland Security officials say that one of the suspects, Sanchez-Milian, crossed the Texas Border. After he was caught, he was released through Obama’s “catch and release” immigration policy.
“But, this is just one individual case! Not all illegal immigrants are rapists and criminals!”
That is true. We must, however, consider the policies in place at our border and in our country. The Center for Immigration Studies released findings on the Obama’s Administration “Catch and Release” program.
Here are some of the key elements: *ICE = Immigration and Customs Enforcement*
- ICE released 68,000 criminal aliens in 2013, or 35 percent of the criminal aliens encountered by officers. The vast majority of these releases occurred because of the Obama administration’s prosecutorial discretion policies, not because the aliens were not deportable.
- In 2013, ICE charged only 195,000, or 25 percent, out of 722,000 potentially deportable aliens they encountered. Most of these aliens came to ICE’s attention after incarceration for a local arrest.
Being tolerant of others and having common sense are not mutually exclusive. We should be able to criticize lax immigration policies without being labeled racists or bigots. Just look at how that is turning out for Sweden.
This peculiarity of Swedish public discourse has often allowed politicians and public authorities to deny the problems caused by the country’s migration and integration policies, without being seriously challenged. – Weekly Standard
Challenge yourself. Realize that there issues that need to be questioned and address. I find myself in disagreement in some of the proposal and finer details when it comes to Trump’s immigration policies. But, however, for the most part, they address a serious issue that not only the United States is facing, but the world.