Full Text: Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement….

Much is being spoken about Today’s executive orders on border security and immigration enforcement.  The full text of the Executive Order is below:

trump-portraitBy the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.) (INA), the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (Public Law 109 367) (Secure Fence Act), and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (Public Law 104 208 Div. C) (IIRIRA), and in order to ensure the safety and territorial integrity of the United States as well as to ensure that the Nation’s immigration laws are faithfully executed, I hereby order as follows:

♦  Section 1.  Purpose.  Border security is critically important to the national security of the United States.  Aliens who illegally enter the United States without inspection or admission present a significant threat to national security and public safety.  Such aliens have not been identified or inspected by Federal immigration officers to determine their admissibility to the United States.

The recent surge of illegal immigration at the southern border with Mexico has placed a significant strain on Federal resources and overwhelmed agencies charged with border security and immigration enforcement, as well as the local communities into which many of the aliens are placed.

Transnational criminal organizations operate sophisticated drug- and human-trafficking networks and smuggling operations on both sides of the southern border, contributing to a significant increase in violent crime and United States deaths from dangerous drugs.  Among those who illegally enter are those who seek to harm Americans through acts of terror or criminal conduct.  Continued illegal immigration presents a clear and present danger to the interests of the United States.

Federal immigration law both imposes the responsibility and provides the means for the Federal Government, in cooperation with border States, to secure the Nation’s southern border.  Although Federal immigration law provides a robust framework for Federal-State partnership in enforcing our immigration laws    and the Congress has authorized and provided appropriations to secure our borders    the Federal Government has failed to discharge this basic sovereign responsibility.

The purpose of this order is to direct executive departments and agencies (agencies) to deploy all lawful means to secure the Nation’s southern border, to prevent further illegal immigration into the United States, and to repatriate illegal aliens swiftly, consistently, and humanely.

♦ Sec. 2.  Policy.  It is the policy of the executive branch to:

(a)  secure the southern border of the United States through the immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border, monitored and supported by adequate personnel so as to prevent illegal immigration, drug and human trafficking, and acts of terrorism;

(b)  detain individuals apprehended on suspicion of violating Federal or State law, including Federal immigration law, pending further proceedings regarding those violations;

(c)  expedite determinations of apprehended individuals’ claims of eligibility to remain in the United States;

(d)  remove promptly those individuals whose legal claims to remain in the United States have been lawfully rejected, after any appropriate civil or criminal sanctions have been imposed; and

(e)  cooperate fully with States and local law enforcement in enacting Federal-State partnerships to enforce Federal immigration priorities, as well as State monitoring and detention programs that are consistent with Federal law and do not undermine Federal immigration priorities.

♦ Sec. 3.  Definitions.  (a)  “Asylum officer” has the meaning given the term in section 235(b)(1)(E) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1225(b)(1)).

(b)  “Southern border” shall mean the contiguous land border between the United States and Mexico, including all points of entry.

(c)  “Border States” shall mean the States of the United States immediately adjacent to the contiguous land border between the United States and Mexico.

(d)  Except as otherwise noted, “the Secretary” shall refer to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

(e)  “Wall” shall mean a contiguous, physical wall or other similarly secure, contiguous, and impassable physical barrier.

(f)  “Executive department” shall have the meaning given in section 101 of title 5, United States Code.

(g)  “Regulations” shall mean any and all Federal rules, regulations, and directives lawfully promulgated by agencies.

(h)  “Operational control” shall mean the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics, and other contraband.

♦ Sec. 4.  Physical Security of the Southern Border of the United States.  The Secretary shall immediately take the following steps to obtain complete operational control, as determined by the Secretary, of the southern border:

(a)  In accordance with existing law, including the Secure Fence Act and IIRIRA, take all appropriate steps to immediately plan, design, and construct a physical wall along the southern border, using appropriate materials and technology to most effectively achieve complete operational control of the southern border;

(b)  Identify and, to the extent permitted by law, allocate all sources of Federal funds for the planning, designing, and constructing of a physical wall along the southern border;

(c)  Project and develop long-term funding requirements for the wall, including preparing Congressional budget requests for the current and upcoming fiscal years; and

(d)  Produce a comprehensive study of the security of the southern border, to be completed within 180 days of this order, that shall include the current state of southern border security, all geophysical and topographical aspects of the southern border, the availability of Federal and State resources necessary to achieve complete operational control of the southern border, and a strategy to obtain and maintain complete operational control of the southern border.

♦  Sec. 5.  Detention Facilities.  (a)  The Secretary shall take all appropriate action and allocate all legally available resources to immediately construct, operate, control, or establish contracts to construct, operate, or control facilities to detain aliens at or near the land border with Mexico.

(b)  The Secretary shall take all appropriate action and allocate all legally available resources to immediately assign asylum officers to immigration detention facilities for the purpose of accepting asylum referrals and conducting credible fear determinations pursuant to section 235(b)(1) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1225(b)(1)) and applicable regulations and reasonable fear determinations pursuant to applicable regulations.

(c)  The Attorney General shall take all appropriate action and allocate all legally available resources to immediately assign immigration judges to immigration detention facilities operated or controlled by the Secretary, or operated or controlled pursuant to contract by the Secretary, for the purpose of conducting proceedings authorized under title 8, chapter 12, subchapter II, United States Code.

♦  Sec. 6.  Detention for Illegal Entry.  The Secretary shall immediately take all appropriate actions to ensure the detention of aliens apprehended for violations of immigration law pending the outcome of their removal proceedings or their removal from the country to the extent permitted by law.  The Secretary shall issue new policy guidance to all Department of Homeland Security personnel regarding the appropriate and consistent use of lawful detention authority under the INA, including the termination of the practice commonly known as “catch and release,” whereby aliens are routinely released in the United States shortly after their apprehension for violations of immigration law.

♦  Sec. 7.  Return to Territory.  The Secretary shall take appropriate action, consistent with the requirements of section 1232 of title 8, United States Code, to ensure that aliens described in section 235(b)(2)(C) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1225(b)(2)(C)) are returned to the territory from which they came pending a formal removal proceeding.

♦  Sec. 8.  Additional Border Patrol Agents.  Subject to available appropriations, the Secretary, through the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, shall take all appropriate action to hire 5,000 additional Border Patrol agents, and all appropriate action to ensure that such agents enter on duty and are assigned to duty stations as soon as is practicable.

♦  Sec. 9.  Foreign Aid Reporting Requirements.  The head of each executive department and agency shall identify and quantify all sources of direct and indirect Federal aid or assistance to the Government of Mexico on an annual basis over the past five years, including all bilateral and multilateral development aid, economic assistance, humanitarian aid, and military aid.  Within 30 days of the date of this order, the head of each executive department and agency shall submit this information to the Secretary of State.  Within 60 days of the date of this order, the Secretary shall submit to the President a consolidated report reflecting the levels of such aid and assistance that has been provided annually, over each of the past five years.

♦  Sec. 10.  Federal-State Agreements.  It is the policy of the executive branch to empower State and local law enforcement agencies across the country to perform the functions of an immigration officer in the interior of the United States to the maximum extent permitted by law.

(a)  In furtherance of this policy, the Secretary shall immediately take appropriate action to engage with the Governors of the States, as well as local officials, for the purpose of preparing to enter into agreements under section 287(g) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1357(g)).

(b)  To the extent permitted by law, and with the consent of State or local officials, as appropriate, the Secretary shall take appropriate action, through agreements under section 287(g) of the INA, or otherwise, to authorize State and local law enforcement officials, as the Secretary determines are qualified and appropriate, to perform the functions of immigration officers in relation to the investigation, apprehension, or detention of aliens in the United States under the direction and the supervision of the Secretary.  Such authorization shall be in addition to, rather than in place of, Federal performance of these duties.

(c)  To the extent permitted by law, the Secretary may structure each agreement under section 287(g) of the INA in the manner that provides the most effective model for enforcing Federal immigration laws and obtaining operational control over the border for that jurisdiction.

♦  Sec. 11.  Parole, Asylum, and Removal.  It is the policy of the executive branch to end the abuse of parole and asylum provisions currently used to prevent the lawful removal of removable aliens.

(a)  The Secretary shall immediately take all appropriate action to ensure that the parole and asylum provisions of Federal immigration law are not illegally exploited to prevent the removal of otherwise removable aliens.

(b)  The Secretary shall take all appropriate action, including by promulgating any appropriate regulations, to ensure that asylum referrals and credible fear determinations pursuant to section 235(b)(1) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1125(b)(1)) and 8 CFR 208.30, and reasonable fear determinations pursuant to 8 CFR 208.31, are conducted in a manner consistent with the plain language of those provisions.

(c)  Pursuant to section 235(b)(1)(A)(iii)(I) of the INA, the Secretary shall take appropriate action to apply, in his sole and unreviewable discretion, the provisions of section 235(b)(1)(A)(i) and (ii) of the INA to the aliens designated under section 235(b)(1)(A)(iii)(II).

(d)  The Secretary shall take appropriate action to ensure that parole authority under section 212(d)(5) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(5)) is exercised only on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the plain language of the statute, and in all circumstances only when an individual demonstrates urgent humanitarian reasons or a significant public benefit derived from such parole.

(e)  The Secretary shall take appropriate action to require that all Department of Homeland Security personnel are properly trained on the proper application of section 235 of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (8 U.S.C. 1232) and section 462(g)(2) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 279(g)(2)), to ensure that unaccompanied alien children are properly processed, receive appropriate care and placement while in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, and, when appropriate, are safely repatriated in accordance with law.

♦  Sec. 12.  Authorization to Enter Federal Lands.  The Secretary, in conjunction with the Secretary of the Interior and any other heads of agencies as necessary, shall take all appropriate action to:

(a)  permit all officers and employees of the United States, as well as all State and local officers as authorized by the Secretary, to have access to all Federal lands as necessary and appropriate to implement this order; and

(b)  enable those officers and employees of the United States, as well as all State and local officers as authorized by the Secretary, to perform such actions on Federal lands as the Secretary deems necessary and appropriate to implement this order.

♦  Sec. 13.  Priority Enforcement.  The Attorney General shall take all appropriate steps to establish prosecution guidelines and allocate appropriate resources to ensure that Federal prosecutors accord a high priority to prosecutions of offenses having a nexus to the southern border.

♦  Sec. 14.  Government Transparency.  The Secretary shall, on a monthly basis and in a publicly available way, report statistical data on aliens apprehended at or near the southern border using a uniform method of reporting by all Department of Homeland Security components, in a format that is easily understandable by the public.

♦  Sec. 15.  Reporting.  Except as otherwise provided in this order, the Secretary, within 90 days of the date of this order, and the Attorney General, within 180 days, shall each submit to the President a report on the progress of the directives contained in this order.

♦  Sec. 16.  Hiring.  The Office of Personnel Management shall take appropriate action as may be necessary to facilitate hiring personnel to implement this order.

♦  Sec. 17.  General Provisions.  (a)  Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i)   the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii)  the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b)  This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c)  This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

President DONALD J. TRUMP

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Don McGhan – Chief White House Counsel

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232 Responses to Full Text: Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement….

  1. Betty says:

    I see that picture of Don McGhan standing in the background and it almost scares me how smart he must be – And I have not a shred of doubt about it since President Trump picked him.

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  2. And all of this happens while the politicians are out of town at some conferences !!!!

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  3. Everyone needs to keep this for their arguments for the taking property or eminent domain lib memes

    The Roosevelt Reservation is a 60-foot (18 m) strip of land on the United States side of the United States-Mexico Border under the jurisdiction of the United States Federal Government. It was established in a 1907 Presidential Proclamation (35 Stat. 2136) by Theodore Roosevelt in order to keep the land “free from obstruction as a protection against the smuggling of goods between the United States and Mexico”

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  4. wheatietoo says:

    Oh wow…have you seen this?

    People have been getting registered to Vote through ObamaCare?!
    Did you know that?
    I didn’t know that.

    No checking for citizenship, no verification of anything.
    And those registrations get sent to the States, and added to the registered voter lists, automatically.

    Lots of other good statistics & info on this video, too…about Vote Fraud.

    This is Catherine Engelbrecht of True The Vote.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      I know Trump has a herculean task of cleaning the filth from the Augean stables of DC, but cleaning up immigration, voting roles, and creating national voting ID standards is must be taken care of by the next presidential election, if not sooner.

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    • Lucille says:

      Terrific! She’s a great patriot!

      One of the reasons I decided not to continue my subscription with Bill Whittle is his retention of Scott Ott on the opinion videos. Ott’s view is that the Republicans should just drop the voter ID cause since there have been only a few proven voter fraud cases, and why upset the Latino community. When I heard him speak on this subject I almost smacked the computer screen. Now, Ott seems to be a fine, Christian gentleman. But on voter ID he is more than a little wrong and I don’t pay to listen to people who are wrong. He obviously did not follow the work on True the Vote.

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    • WSB says:

      Yes, I did know that and it’s just plain evil. I am surprised there haven’t been signup mechanisms in Porta Pottys at every protest!

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    • andi lee says:

      Yes Ma’am, Wheatietoo, great video and proud to say, a truly fine Texan.

      Another fellow Texan, Greg (@jumpvote), is teaming up with Catherine to consolidate a collaboration of massive election/voter data. Projected to be completed in March-April.

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  5. Augie says:

    From Wikipedia:

    “A hero (masculine) or heroine (feminine) is a person or main character of a literary work who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through impressive feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength, often sacrificing his or her own personal concerns for some greater good.”

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  6. tempo150101 says:

    Not to brag, but I have felt that I was on par with most of our Presidents, at least from an intellectual standpoint. I never felt they were any better than I was–I have felt that they were smart guys (except for the last guy), but nothing out of the ordinary.

    I don’t feel the same way about Trump. He is a far better person than I, at least from the standpoint of intuition and getting the job done. I am not not in the same league as this guy. Probably why I don’t have billions of dollars.

    The point being, it’s about time we had someone like this as President.

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    • Deb says:

      He’s smart, and a leader. That’s the magic combination.

      Liked by 3 people

    • ZurichMike says:

      Don’t doubt your intellectual prowress — you were not on par but far superior to them. With corrupt Clinton, goofball Bush, and liberal retard Obama, the bar was set pretty low.

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      • tempo150101 says:

        I’m not knocking myself nor any of these guys. This is more of an “I could do the kind of job that he does” kind of comparison. Clinton and Bush? I might have even done a better job than they did because I would have killed Bin Laden, I wouldn’t have gone into Iraq and there never would have been a mortgage crisis.

        But Trump is light years ahead of these guys. He has brains, instincts, energy and he knows how to rally people to get the job done. Nobody’s perfect an he’s made mistakes in his personal life, but he’s a superstar and it’s too bad more of our Presidents haven’t been superstars.

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    • He’s a problem-solver

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  7. ranger101 says:

    From tonight’s interview with ABC’s David Muir .
    Jennifer Jacobs ‏@JenniferJJacobs 2h2 hours ago
    ABC’s David Muir: Will Dreamers be allowed to stay?
    Trump: Will say over the next four weeks.

    Jennifer Jacobs ‏@JenniferJJacobs 2h2 hours ago
    Trump tells ABC’s David Muir that Dreamers “shouldn’t be very worried.”
    “I do have a big heart. We’re going to take care of everybody.”

    What about this… DACA and not legalizing DREAMers was one of his main campaign promises. Worried now

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    • Carol says:

      I liked the part where Muir seem to suggest that Trump should personally finance the wall and get reimbursed by Mexico instead of having the Americans foot the bill.

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    • Dale says:

      He has a big heart. He’ll make sure that they get back to their home country safely.

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      • 4bleu says:

        Indeed. The narrative frame artificially does not allow for the concept that families have a responsibility for their own kids. If illegal parents have to leave, they take their kids with them – what a concept! If those kids have US birth certs they are free to return at age 18 if they want – they will have two choices.
        Mexico is what is called a ‘middle income’ nation with about $6000 GDP/year per capita. It has oil, other mineral resources, roads, electricity, tourism, Walmart and McDonalds, etc etc. and schools with ‘teachers’ not ‘educators.’ i.e. their maths teachers do in fact know math.
        Compare that to say, Gambia in West Africa with about $300 GDP/yr per capita, a mess with practically nothing after twenty years of despot rule.
        A Gambian moving to Mexico would think it’s paradise, so it’s not the end of the world for anyone returning there.
        Any illegal family that was so cold as to leave a child behind doesn’t really have its moral priorities straight. The situation at these particular home countries isn’t dire and since they are legal citizens there, they wouldn’t be worried all the time about being ‘undocumented’ anymore.

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    • Disgusted says:

      Mr. President, The size of your heart matters only when we are talking about Vets and American citizens. the color (black) I expect your heart to become while carrying out your promises is what will be important. WE are the real DREAMERS, not those who KNOW as adults now they are illegal, and must accept the rule of law in this country. ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

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    • deh3k says:

      Sundance article on DACA a day or two ago very informative on this issue.

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    • I pray daily that Trump is guided by the Lord whom I trust. It wipes the worry right out of me.

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    • paper doll says:

      Don’t to worry! Many “dreamers” will leave of their own volition once the money is cut off. It’s a multi-prong approach of laws being enforced, dough being cut off , employers being responsible , a new batch of agents to enforce the law…. A squeeze play. One does not have to break down doors…only arrange matters so whenever the illegal comes into contact with the state, they get the boot….just the threat of that will send many back . Those here under 5 years should imo just get shipped back…All the last minute ones Obama jammed though for sure. Once the Fed is no longer giving communities $$$ to take people in, you’ll find these places suddenly don’t want the dreamers anymore .It’s been one big human trafficing scheme

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      • andi lee says:

        The problem with the Dreamers is they were offered Carte Blanc on the coffers of the American People. They are deeply embedded.

        For one, Home Ownership with unheard of mortages. (I accidently discovered this through Khizar Khan, right here in Houston, Texas, his first home, and subsequent history of its ownership)

        Two, Three, Free Education, Free healthcare.

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    • filia.aurea says:

      The dreamers’ time will come, starting with the 30 yr. olds. Think of the size of the problem, and the priority list. The spigots have to be turned off first. Illegal foreign entrants will all be required to leave eventually, along with their offspring. POTUS’ big heart will not extend beyond the law. I assume if they were productive, contributing members of society and not moochers or committed additional crimes (e.g. voting illegally) – they might qualify to apply for some form of visa to re-enter. The sooner Senator Sessions, Tillerson and Trump nominated Supremes are in place, the better.

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    • Marc says:

      Read the post on the 24th regarding DACA. It’s political suicide for President Trump to make any proclamations on that hot potato right now. Just wait till he gets his full cabinet in before you say he’s broken any promises. He also never said he’d deport “DREAMers”. Remember the town hall with the angry man? Trump wouldn’t promise to deport all illegals. It’s too hardline to say this early on and will only make the left and GOPe pull the knives out on Trump.

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    • Peter says:

      Build the fricken wall!!!!!

      Dreamers later.

      Patience, grasshopper. We need Supreme Court justice, tax cuts and regulation cuts.

      Without jobs and 5%GDP we are all toast, dreamers are like ….later.

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  8. Lucille says:

    Sec. 5. Detention Facilities. (a) The Secretary shall take all appropriate action and allocate all legally available resources to immediately construct, operate, control, or establish contracts to construct, operate, or control facilities to detain aliens at or near the land border with Mexico.

    YES…winning!

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    • WSB says:

      And this:

      “♦ Sec. 9. Foreign Aid Reporting Requirements. The head of each executive department and agency shall identify and quantify all sources of direct and indirect Federal aid or assistance to the Government of Mexico on an annual basis over the past five years, including all bilateral and multilateral development aid, economic assistance, humanitarian aid, and military aid. Within 30 days of the date of this order, the head of each executive department and agency shall submit this information to the Secretary of State. Within 60 days of the date of this order, the Secretary shall submit to the President a consolidated report reflecting the levels of such aid and assistance that has been provided annually, over each of the past five years.”

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  9. NJF says:

    Finally had a chance to read.

    I ain’t go no questions!!!

    Well done sir.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. ZurichMike says:

    Meanwhile, the sniveling whores of the Uniparty are at retreats nibbling on gluten-free crustless cucumber and lite mayo sammiches plotting how to please their lobbyist johns and take down Trump.

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    • They are in full retreat trying to come up with a plan. By the time they get back, he’ll still be 5 moves ahead with the shock and awe.

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    • darcy says:

      “[S]niveling whores, how incredibly apt!

      And “sammiches.” That’s the term we use around our house, what with the little ones running around and all. 😉

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    • justfactsplz says:

      And holding their tiny glasses of libations. I can just see them now, tiny glass in one hand and tiny finger sammich in the other.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Sherlock says:

        We must be wrong. Ryan and McConnell are on TV right this second, proving beyond doubt that they are populists working hard for the common men. Why, McConnell has taken his tie off (though for some reason his top shirt button is still buttoned up) and Ryan has rolled up his sleeves! AND, as further proof, they say their agenda is “bold”. They said it 7 or 8 times. Bold. Very bold. Ryan got very excited saying how bold it was, to the point his voice got a little squeaky.

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  11. ROBERT PILCHMAN says:

    Trump. 🙂 How lucky we are!

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  12. Alison says:

    Am visiting AZ & just watched 10pm news. senator Jeff (the biggest) Flake ‘immediately’ flew to AZ tonight & held a presser saying a) impossible to build physical wall as described by Trump and b) much of Trump’s plans basically mirror what’s already being done to secure the border and c) Congress will not approve the $billions in funds for Trump.

    What a total putz. He seemed ‘on edge’ but I’ve never seen him before so maybe that’s normal.

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    • Wend says:

      BF and I were talking about Congress being pretty useless especially when it comes to immigration. Flake is about as bad as they come.

      Liked by 1 person

    • darcy says:

      He must be feeling the heat from the McCaineites; Flake is a black hat, big time.

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    • andi lee says:

      Amusing and interesting, Senator Flake in a panic, needing to fly home immediately and away from Washington DC prying eyes. (Betting White Hats have their ears fine tuned within a fraction of a heartbeat.) However, the sitting Senator forgets himself. He has no control over House finance.

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    • Sherlock says:

      Flake is up in 2018, as I recall. Needs to be removed. Flake and his family have tremendous baggage in Az, from what I read, though perhaps so mean from Az. can speak to that issue with more authority, as I do not live there.

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      • MissV says:

        Yes, he is up in ’18. Our problem with Mormon boy Flake is he is related to half the population of northern AZ. It will be tough to get rid of him. His likely primary opponent, Kelli Ward, is less than ideal – she’s a power hungry RINO former state legislator – but she may be all we have. She did pretty well against McCain; just not well enough.

        Look, if we can vote these azzwipes in, we can sure as heck learn to vote ’em out, too. Depending on the political climate for the ’18 election cycle, I would absolutely consider voting Dem if it means getting rid of Flake.

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  13. Beverly says:

    I notice that Our Man in the White House has a clause about looking into how much $$$$ we’re currently sending Mexico — That will have them pinching pieces out of their seats. Because that, my friends, is where the wall-building money will come from! “I have altered the deal. Pray that I don’t alter it further.” Darth Trump.

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  14. WSB says:

    I am certainly trained more in geometry than legalese. Is there any provision here that directs removal of current prisoners throughout our country’s prisons? I am assuming that they are covered in Section 6 and 7 but both seem to refer to new detainees.

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  15. deh3k says:

    Transnational drug and human trafficking networks. Perhaps this is exactly why we could never get a wall.

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  16. Wow an executive order that I can actually read and understand. It’s not written up in crazy complex legal jargon that might have several different and hidden meanings

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  17. Nearly home at long last, been one of the worst trips of my life.

    This immigration move by Trump was reported in the most dishonest bizarre way on CNN international and on the Australian news. Shameful shameful reporting still portraying Trump as a tyrant being arbitrary and as a xenophobic racist.

    American is a nationality, not a race. As Trump said in his inaugural address.

    The lapdog media are not intending to die with dignity. Not sure they have a lot of power any more but they’re drumming up this hate media fake news about the wall, border protection and so on.

    Disgraceful.

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  18. yakmaster2 says:

    “(c) The Attorney General shall take all appropriate action and allocate all legally available resources to immediately assign immigration judges to immigration detention facilities operated or controlled by the Secretary, or operated or controlled pursuant to contract by the Secretary, for the purpose of conducting proceedings authorized under title 8, chapter 12, subchapter II, United States Code.”

    Sessions will likely have the immigration judges go through open cases where the illegal immigrant never showed up for his/her hearing to determine if the person can be located. I think maybe not showing up, even years ago, would be something like “contempt of court” and subject to an arrest or detention order. Wow, that’s a lot of folks!!

    Regarding Asylum Officers, perhaps new those new officers are going to review cases where the Refugee law as been erroneously applied? Or is it too late for those?
    I’m thinking Refugee status got them immediate citizenship, or am I wrong?

    At any rate you can bet Immigration lawyers are pulling hair over this EO.

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    • filia.aurea says:

      Refugees are meant to be temporary residents.

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        • Maquis says:

          Until we can get rid of them.

          We haven’t been trying.

          Saudi Arabia had opened it’s arms to the Syrian horde, huge facilities created. No one came.

          The war was raging years without a refugee “crisis,” before Merkel the Destroyer let in a sudden flood of a million Muslim JIHADISTS.

          She plans for that MILLION to be Germany’s annual dose of poison from here on out. And be the route to the remainder of the “rich” European nations.

          It is a planned INVASION, it is an ACT OF WAR.

          Yes, every one of them a JIHADI. They are there to overwhelm the nearly expired Christianity of the nations of Europe.

          Immediately, they create as much friction and revulsion as they can. Kill, rape, steal, destroy, whine; and breed the true Monsters, Generation Next, always the most fruitful field for harvesting Jihadists.

          Disaffected self-hating walking Dichotomies; knowing “Right”, Islam; yet loving “Wrong,” the permissive joys and temptations of the West, and participating in them.

          They cannot find a way to reconcile the Anti-Civilization with true Civilization.

          They can’t find a way to resolve the self hate that Islam imposes on them for having “sinned,” by taking friends of the infidels, and sampling their carnality.

          So Islam offers only one path to peace, one way to escape Hell, for those with such sins: murder. Suicide by Civilization. Martyr in Jihadist Terror.

          This is one of the roots of the incompatibilities of Islam with Civilization.

          This is the poison Anti-President Obama feverishly scattered throughout our Land.

          This is why every last one of them, and the million Zero brougjt in under the rafar, must be repatriated.

          No matter the country, simply in the center of the Umma. ASAP.

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        • filia.aurea says:

          I need to double-check, but my understanding was up to 5 years

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        • filia.aurea says:

          Still looking. US is party to 1967 Protocols, but not Geneva convention, although parts were grandfathered in. I’ll have to start calling people.

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          • yakmaster2 says:

            Thank you for working so hard to answer my question, filia.aurea!! I think most of the public believes once the refugees are in our country they are here to stay unless they commit a crime. It’s interesting that the law might say differently!

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            • filia.aurea says:

              I’m still checking. Barrack Hussein/UN/ were very busy right under our noses. But I am positive that refugee status was established as a temporary measure, so that Europeans (primarily) could find shelter after WWII, they were eager to return to their home country ASAP.

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        • Vickie says:

          I think I read for 5 years, then they are to be returned to their native country. Obama was giving them citizenship after 5 years.

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    • Sherlock says:

      We need more and BETTER immigration judges, and better, more experienced DOJ people involved. Now, it is a clubby little niche practice, totally dominated by immigration attorneys, interest groups, and immigration judges sympathetic to aliens. Many tough judges have been bounced. The attorneys charged with enforcement are often, shall we say, not the sharpest tools in the government toolbox–demoralized, unmotivated, and plodding. The system is a joke. Sessions has his work cut out for him, much to be done.

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  19. I remember San Jose and Orange County rallies where mexican flag wavers were attacking Americans and I lamented and prayed. This action is an answer to my prayer and I thank God Almighty for it. Law, Order, and Justice are going to sweep the land.

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  20. paper doll says:

    The huge importance of President Trump bringing the Angel Moms to Homeland for his speech is mind boggling…WHO ELSE DOES THAT?? Who would even think it? Only Mr.Trump. It was for healing the Moms ( and Dads) but also done so the Homeland agents can see the Moms, the victims. See who they will help and it puts a human face on the cost if they don’t do their job etc. Most people honestly want to do their job. But they need leadership. Today they got it. President Trump filled these agents with a mission ….BIGLY

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  21. andi lee says:

    Texas will need to step up their due diligence on tracking cases. On the DACA thread, Howie had found the US Code on Statue of Limitation (SOL) is 5 years. This needs to change. One bad hombre was set free (Tx repeat offender, Fed indictment was overturned by USSC – SOL) because of it.

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  22. Maquis says:

    Wow. Not one whit of the issues I’ve been screaming at TVs and computer monitors about for years has been over-looked in this remarkable document. Well, mostly.

    Wow, catch and release is finally over! Telling them to show up for a hearing three months out, and afforded the opportunity to disappear and learn the ropes of deception and exploitation of American Society, was a profoundly moronic and evil practice. Full detention of every single one. Sweet.

    Also, while he didn’t reveal his intended use of the information regarding every form of annual aid to Mexico, calculated by monies spent over the last five years of Obama’s Corruption, it sends a clear message, and sets President Trump up with tremendous leverage and resources in his plans to Make Mexico Pay For The Wall!

    Between NAFTA, the annualized American financial support to Mexico, and the wired Remittances that flow South, DJT can make Mexico pay for that wall. Mexico will soon be begging to pay for that wall!

    What a champion God has given us. I’m not prone to idolize human beings, but this remarkable man has already claimed my fealty and danged near adoration. I do not idolize, as if placing him above God, or in the place thereof, but this President, a Doer of Deeds and a Speaker of Truth, has my everlasting respect and my love. In an appropriately manly fashion, of course!

    I have only one other point here, I’m not well enough to participate in this glorious CTH celebration as late as normal, so here goes: President Trump should, if he hasn’t already, speak with Bibi Netanyahu about effective walls.

    They must indeed be strong and TALL, but they also must be very DEEP. With sensors the entire way, but most especially concentrated in urban areas that sprawl across the border, providing cover on each end to build, and operate, trafficking railways with complete impunity. The bad guys are improving tunnelling techniques, and are proliferating.

    Build TALL and build DEEP.

    Also, we, and Israel, and South Korea, need to develop completely effective methods of detecting tunnels. Also, means to destroy said tunnels at any depth at a minimal cost, to include the entire length of said tunnels, North and South, so that a short cut cannot simply be made around our blockage.

    Typically the weasels continue to profit from the length of the tunnel that typically remains open for business on their side even after we have completely blocked our side’s full length.

    Current practice in Mexico is to plug the entrance, maybe post a guard, and do no else, despite understanding that their fellow Corrupt Souls will immediately find another place of concealment to re-enter said tunnel.

    Okay, two more points:
    First: It is imperative to build up our Coast Guard, massively, to include sensors deployed on the seabed and underwater drones that can take out ships and, yes, even submarines, as such has been employed for oh, Eight years or more.

    Such drones may have automated search patterns and of course sensors, but a Coast Guardsman or Seaman will take over the process of identifying friend or foe, and the disablement or destruction of the offending vehicle.

    Second: we need an air traffic monitoring system with manned and unmanned aircraft both actively patrolling and on standby, many deployed with full coverage capability in hangars on border security bases with crews prepared to launch at a moment’s notice. These shall have full reach of the Border.

    All, other than small sensor loaded monitoring drones, must be capable of identifying friend or foe; beginning with transponders, interrogating aircraft with multi-frequency and multi-spectrum radios and such. Possessing also the means to force back, force down, and destroy, as required, an aircraft that is neither legitimate nor responsive.

    I would suggest fast-tracking dazzling technology, an inexpensive method of incapacitating the pilot(s); any compatriots that can fly would be well convinced that a full retreat is in order.

    Craft entering in a fashion or of an origin unique to our operators might be allowed to believe they are safe; that we may force them to land, gently or no, in a place of our choosing, for intelligence purposes. Which purposes may be to identify their contacts or couriers. This underbelly of the Illegal beast is a big key in discovering their networks and underground communities.

    Any assault against our forces, of any degree, of genuine lethality or comical stupidity, will result in a guaranteed lethal response.

    Okay. THIRD: Bill Mexico for the costs of each engagement with illegal aircraft or watercraft that crosses our joint border, REGARDLESS of it’s origin. Even if it originated in South America, if Mexico allows it to cross our border, or to fly over Mexico unopposed only to then skirt the wall and enter our territory over a sea boundary, ALL such will be billed to Mexico.

    This includes watercraft, regardless of origin, using Mexican waters to transit Mexico to our shores, again, regardless of where they cross into our territory.

    Mexico will learn to control it’s own territory as the consequences of continuing not to will become utterly overwhelming, consequential, and expensive.

    Heck, the day may come whem DJT decides the 60ft buffer zone is too little. In which case he may declare that every infraction, all of which are encouraged or permitted by the Mexican Government, will have a territorial cost. An illegal Mexican kills an innocent American Citizen; in consequence, we claim Ten Meters.

    Ten meters, South of The Wall. Ours. All Two-Thousand miles of it. We will announce it, formally, and declare that we will clear that, and subsequent penalties, combined, at a time of our choosing. It will be our ever safer buffer zone, and what a penalty for such a wicked country. We shall occupy it for purposes of Security. Displaced persons will be provided contact information for tjeir president.

    It would take time to categorize offenses and penalties, but with a Man this serious, it’s powerful persuasion for Mexico getting control of it’s territory, and it’s people. Even offenses committed by a non-Mexican, should he have transited through Mexico; Mexico shall pay.

    At some point, we would be well advised to build a second Wall, and keep clear all land between. It would be glorious. As will be the First Wall. The world’s best wall, on-time, under-budget, paid for by those that forced it’s necessity. Too bad about the Rio Grande, Amigos, but we paid for that water with the Blood you Stole from Our Citizens.

    We need to convince them to drop Socialism and privatize all State-Owned Industries. Oil? Mexico is as rich as Venezuela in that regard, and equally incompetent in monetizing that resource. They will need to change, for we will no longer be the foolish rich neighbor that embodies it’s welfare system, penal colony, and cash cow. It’s over. A civilized and rich Mexico would be a much better neighnor.

    Back to the financial billing for the “Administrative” Costs… (accidently interupted myself, can’t fix on a Note 5, but CyberTron PC is on his way!)

    EVERY bullet, all fuel costs, a reasonable “amortized” cost for maintenance of each vessel or craft, every man-hour of every mission member involved in each incident, including maintenance crews, billed directly to the President of Mexico, within weeks or even days of each incident.

    Also: Any fire directed at American agents or vessel or craft, by a Mexican Military agent, vessel, or craft, whether said fire crossed the border, or came from a force or vehicle having first crossed into American Airspace or Waters or Territory, shall be destroyed. Repatriation of remains will pend their payment for our costs generated during and as a consequence of said event.

    My poor finger says it’s time to go, and end this over long, again, commentary, but there are things here that I now know I have to communicate to The Administration. More intelligible and fleshed out, I hope, but CyberTron shall aid me!

    God Bless, Treepers! I love you all! I am profoundly grateful to Sundance, the Brilliant Star about which our own little sparks of Divinity flit about. Thank you for your Divine Mission, being so well executed, and your patience and your generosity with those you permit to participate here. Admin too!

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  23. moe ham head says:

    i missed the part where elizabeth warren will play the role of jimmy hoffa in the walls foundation

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  24. Momof4 says:

    All prospective immigrants should absolutely be required to pass medical screening. Between the illegals and the refugees, the TB rate has increased – would you be happy to find that there were 18 cases of active TB among refugees at your kids’ HS, as is the case in Des Moines? – and diseases previously unknown here have entered. Back in the days of Ellis and Angel Islands, those who did not pass such screening were sent back immediately.

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  25. MissV says:

    Bannon in a suit! Never thought I’d see the day. He cleans up, well…okay. He’ll never make Stone’s best dressed.

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