The rule of law and an orderly legal system of immigration have disappeared under the criminals currently squatting in our White House. Everybody knows it and, as Jessica Vaughn of the Center for Immigration Studies points out, “candidate Donald Trump is making a lot of hay on it.” Millions of Americans want to see him keep right on making that hay. He’s our horse and we’re willing to stock his barn; we want to bring the hay to him.
She says Trump is “acknowledging and pointing out that enforcement has declined considerably under the Obama administration. It’s really in a state of collapse now, both border enforcement and enforcement in the interior of the country. And so he’s sending the message that he’s going to turn that around and start enforcing immigration laws and that is the appropriate way to address immigration policy.”
Vaughn points out that Obama and his administration know that the American people expect our borders to be enforced and he is deliberately maintaining appearances. It is important that he temper the outrage over his subversion and treachery to buy himself the time he needs for completion.
Regan acknowledges that they are rehashing established issues and refocuses the debate to what Donald Trump intends to do about all of it. She notes he was meeting with minority groups in an attempt to bring in more voters. Those are meetings which have many of his strongest supporters concerned that he may shift, in the interest of political expediency, away from his previous stalwart demands for enforcement and no legalization. Regan described it as “an attempt to bring in more voters and perhaps calm some of the concerns of voters who might otherwise be on the edge.”
Regan asks Vaughn the fundamental question that has sparked concern among his base, “Is he going to change his policy?”
Vaughn replies, “Well, I think he’s smart enough to know that his core support is coming from people who want to see our immigration laws enforced and that’s where as a policy matter he needs to start.” Vaughn qualifies her statement with a reminder that she’s making it as an outside observer, but continues, saying, “But that’s the most important thing. Everybody knows that the question of what to do with all of the eleven million illegal aliens who are still here is something that’s got to wait until the public can see that immigration laws are going to be enforced and that we have border security.”
She adds, “It makes sense that he would be meeting with various groups that want to advise him on how to go about developing certain kinds of policies. He’s been very clear all along that laws will be enforced, that there’s going to be increased border security and that’s the starting point for immigration.”
That’s not the complete Trump position, which has required that the illegals here go back to their home nations as a primary component. He has said on innumerable occasions throughout this campaign something along the lines of they have to go back, such as this quote from a town hall event in which he said, “We’re going to do something. For people that have been — look, we’re either going to have a country or we’re not going to have a country. But many people are very fine people. and I’m sure these are very, very fine people. They’re going to go, and we’re going to create a path where we can get them into this country legally, okay? But it has to be done legally.”
Mrs. Vaughn’s comments are quite similar to those of Senator Jeff Sessions from a day ago in which he also stressed enforcement first and an evaluation of what to do with those already in the country afterwards.
Are Mr. Trump’s positions changing out of a politically driven need? Have we been misled all along or is he still intent on keeping his commitment to the American people? There are some concerned citizens in this country who put Mr. Trump into the position he’s now in who would appreciate some honest, straight talk and reassurance from our candidate on the matter.
Meetings with special interest groups are fine, but shouldn’t come at the expense of the interests of the United States citizens who brought him to the dance.