One of President Trump’s major promises during his campaign was his commitment to stop illegal aliens from entering our country. For years, illegals have been flooding into the country through the Mexican border and wreaking havoc on the citizens of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California. They have become such a major problem that citizens of those states have taken it upon themselves to protect their families and land through any means necessary.
Since President Trump was elected, arrests of undocumented immigrants in North Texas have nearly doubled. If only part of Texas is reporting these types of numbers, just imagine what the figures look like in the whole country.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 21,362 immigrants, mostly convicted criminals, from January through mid-March, compared to 16,104 during the same period last year, according to statistics requested by The Washington Post.
According to ICE, 2,586 undocumented immigrants were arrested in the first five months of 2016. In that same time period this year, 4,969 undocumented immigrants have been taken into custody. That’s an increase of almost 40 percent.
“It should be 100 [percent],” said Tim Bothe, a Fort Worth resident.
It is a stark contrast from what the numbers looked like when President Obama was in office.
Under the Obama Administration, ICE focused on so-called “criminal” immigrants, those who had felonies and other rap sheets. In the first 100 days of the Trump administration, ICE arrested 4,155 criminal immigrants and 814 non-criminal. In 2016, ICE arrested 2,337 criminal immigrants compared to 249 noncriminal immigrants.
Trump is not playing games when it comes to illegal immigration which is why it should be no surprise when Trump begins construction on “The Wall” which is slated to begin construction in South Texas in just a few months. Construction was meant to start in January but has been pushed forward to November.
The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas is expected to be the site of a three-mile border wall, managed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
As WFAA reports, “construction on the wall was not expected to begin until January because Congress has yet to approve CBP’s budget.”
“However, CBP recently told a senior Fish and Wildlife Service official in Texas that the agency would shift funds to pay for the new segment out of its current budget,” WFAA adds.
While construction for the border wall is set to begin here in November, ICE has been plenty busy doing their part to round up dangerous illegals across the rest of the country. Raids have been conducted throughout different parts of the U.S. in recent months and have been very successful. Just this week ICE announced a successful operation in which they apprehended 650 people in a quick four-day operation last week.
According to The Daily Caller:
The ICE operation, called “Operation Border Guardian/Border Resolve,” was designed to target immigrants who entered the country illegally as minors who are now over 18, and minors over 16 who are suspected of being gang members.
“All of the individuals targeted during this operation had been issued a final order of removal by a federal immigration judge, and had no appeals or motions to reopen their case pending before the nation’s immigration courts,” ICE said in a statement.
ICE also added, “One-hundred and thirty of the 650 had criminal convictions in addition to being in the country illegally, for crimes including but not limited to DUI, assault and battery, drug possession, domestic abuse and sexual assault.”
This news comes on the heels of several other ICE arrests targeting criminal aliens.
As ICE continues to crack down on criminal aliens within the country, President Trump’s promised border wall is reportedly just months away from beginning construction.
Unlike past Presidents who spoke out of their asses to gain support, Trump is following through on his words, and the Democrats just don’t get it. The rest of us are getting exactly what we voted for. No doubt the left will continue to kick and scream but when it comes down to it Trump’s policies are protecting all of us whether the whiny liberals believe it or not. Illegal immigrants finally have something to fear and can no longer mooch off of the American taxpayer. Come in legally or be considered a criminal and be treated as such.
H/T Daily Caller