Even before Donald Trump was elected president, Barack Obama and the liberal media have childishly bashed Trump at every turn. However, now that border officials just revealed the incredible thing he just did at our southern border, Obama and his leftist cronies are forced to eat their words.
When Trump campaigned with the promise of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to crackdown on illegal immigration, the left launched every attack against him in a futile attempt to thwart his election. After winning the presidency, he’s undeniably faced hurdle after hurdle in fulfilling his vow to ebb the flow of dangerous migrants effortlessly crossing into our benevolent country.
While Trump has been fighting to secure the borders that his predecessor left wide open, the liberal media, as well as Obama himself, have relentlessly reviled his attempt to make America safe again not only by labeling him a racist bigot but by assuring citizens that it’s impossible to hinder illegal immigration. In fact, the debased left has gone so far as to claim that even a reinforced border wall would be utterly useless in forestalling determined migrants from crossing. Despite their smug remarks, Trump just proved that he doesn’t even need a concrete barrier to begin discrediting their fictitious claims.
In a monumental report, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and border officials have confirmed that since Trump took office, not only are illegal immigration arrests of criminal aliens up but illegal border crossings have dropped a whopping 23.7 percent, Reuters reports. Officials explained that while arrests at the border are up, fewer migrants are making attempts to cross into the U.S. illegally.
“While the historic low in CPB’s border apprehensions led to a slight decline in overall removals, ICE’s strong interior enforcement efforts nearly made up all the difference. Overall removals are down because the border’s under better control than it has been in 45 years. That’s a good story,” Homan told reporters.
The official report confirms that between January 20 and September 30, ICE has arrested nearly 111,000 people, which is a 42-percent increase since the previous fiscal year, according to VOA News. Additionally, ICE has removed around 226,000 illegals from the country during this time, which is 6 percent down from the prior year. However, officials reiterated that this decrease in deportations is merely due to the fact that Trump has kept a large number of illegals from entering.
Furthermore, officials explained that because of Trump’s empowerment of immigration laws, officers are better organized in cracking down on criminal illegal aliens. They also refuted the left-leaning media lie that Trump is rounding up innocent migrants and ripping apart families.
“I read a lot of stories and comments over the last several months falsely accusing ICE of conducting indiscriminate raids and sweeps, arresting people at churches, arresting people at hospitals. I repeatedly said that is false,” Homan said. “We conduct targeted enforcement operations, every person we arrest, we know exactly who we’re going to arrest and where we’re going to arrest them based on a lot of investigative intelligence data.”
Homan also revealed that 92 percent of illegal immigrants arrested by ICE since Trump has taken office consists of removable aliens who already have a criminal record including fugitives and previously deported convicts.
This is a stark change, considering Obama was heralded as the “deporter-in-chief” for extraditing more immigrants than any other president in history, despite being lauded by the left as a caring humanitarian. However, even his alleged crackdown on illegal criminals doesn’t hold a candle to Trump’s, as only 81 percent of those deported under Obama had previous convictions.
“President Obama has moved millions of people out. Nobody knows about it. Nobody talks about it. But under Obama, millions of people have been moved out of this country. They’ve been deported,” Trump said.
This crucial report confirms that Trump is keeping yet another campaign promise, as he vowed that he would immediately start combatting the steady flow of illegals across our southern border.
“On Day One, I am going to begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country,” he said at Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst’s Roast and Ride event Saturday in Des Moines, saying he would not focus on the 11 million undocumented residents who have lived in the U.S. for a long time without incident.
Shedding light on the dire need for even tighter restrictions on entry, one official stated that border patrol officers are still inundated with the flood of migrants on a daily basis.
“We’re still arresting nearly 1,000 people a day coming across the border,” said Ronald Vitiello, the CBP acting deputy commissioner. “We want that barrier to have a safer and more secure environment.”
President Donald Trump is fighting against liberal judges, congressional RHINOs, and the media’s relentless propaganda, yet he’s managed to deliver on his promise to implement more secure borders. It is up to us to spread this vital information in order to combat the left’s flagrant lie that Trump has never fulfilled a campaign promise.