by James Buchanan
Remember when Trump spent about two months trying to get the Democrats to agree to funding the border wall through normal channels before declaring an emergency and diverting military funds to get the wall built? Trump was using the media to show the whole world how entrenched and unreasonable the Democrat opposition is. It appears that Trump is repeating this tactic and may use the “Insurrection Act” to break the impasse on solving the illegal immigration problem as noted in a GateWayPundit article.
Trump just announced a detailed plan to solve the immigration problem, and Pelosi basically declared it dead on arrival and racist, which is how she responds to anything Trump does when she isn’t chugging down a gallon of Chardonnay.
A Fox News article reported “President Donald Trump revealed what he called a ‘big, beautiful, bold’ immigration reform proposal Thursday intended to overhaul legal immigration, border security, and asylum processing, and experts say his approach would upend a system that currently favors family reunification and diversity, placing greater value on a concept of ‘merit’ defined by the government.”
“’Our plan will transform America’s immigration system into the pride of our nation and the envy of the modern world,’ Trump vowed during an address in the White House Rose Garden.”
Pelosi actually complained about the use of the word “merit” since she obviously prefers low IQ Third World immigrants without any merit, who support Big Government hand out programs and of course the Democrats.
It’s no great surprise the Democrats are being obstructionists again. Trump was likely planning on this, and the almost instant rejection of Trump’s plan shows that the Democrats are playing their usual game of race-baiting and dumbing down America.
An article on the GateWayPundit reports “President Trump is planning on invoking the Insurrection Act to remove illegal aliens from the United States.”
“The Daily Caller’s Amber Athey reported that multiple senior Trump administration officials said President Trump will soon invoke the “tremendous powers” of the act to get rid of illegal aliens leeching off the fat of the land.”
“’We’re doing the Insurrection Act,’ one official said.”
“Under the Insurrection Act of 1807, the president has the authority to use the National Guard and military in order to combat “unlawful obstruction or rebellion” within U.S. borders. The act was last invoked in 1992 by George H.W. Bush to quell the Los Angeles riots, and was also used by Eisenhower in 1957 to enforce school desegregation in the south.”
“An official expressed concerns that Trump’s use of the act’s powers would face legal challenges, pointing to the lawsuits against the president’s travel ban from majority-Muslim countries. However, as the official noted, the travel ban ultimately prevailed in the Supreme Court.”
“In addition to the Insurrection Act, the president is also considering declaring the country full and insisting that the U.S. can no longer handle the massive influx of illegal immigrants. 2019 is currently on pace to reach the highest levels of illegal immigration in a decade.”
“A record amount of illegal aliens have poured over the US border in 2019.”
“Approximately 100,000 illegal aliens a month are being apprehended by US Border Patrol.”
“We need a wall and we need real immigration reform to put an end to insane ‘catch and release’ asylum policies.”
“There are an estimated 30 million illegal aliens currently living in the Unites States — it’s time to deport them and put America first.”
Now that the Mueller witch hunt is over, Trump is behaving like himself again and not letting weak-kneed moderates hold back his policies. If he has to resort to using emergency declarations or a two hundred year old Insurrection Act to get the job done, apparently he’s willing to do that now.