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. Joan says:

    It is difficult to really believe how much President Trump is already accomplishing for America. I am thrilled.

    Liked by 34 people

  2. Chris Sims says:

    Greatest president ever.

    Liked by 21 people

  3. Eric Kennedy says:

    Folks should take the time to read this, and the other order. This is even BETTER than really is being reported.

    Liked by 26 people

  4. james23 says:

    I have been smiling so big and so long all day, my face hurts!
    Thank you President Trump! Keep up the great work

    Liked by 18 people

  5. H.R. says:

    A lot of that was just, “Start enforcing the laws again. Do your jobs.”

    Sad that it came down to President Trump had to campaign against the Uniparty on enforcing existing laws. Says a lot about the past 8 years.

    Liked by 26 people

  6. TONYA PARNELL says:

    THANK YOU FOR PUBLISHING THIS

    Liked by 14 people

  7. 10mozart11 says:

    It appears that our Chief Law Enforcement Officer is committed to Enforcing The Law.

    Liked by 10 people

  8. ginaswo says:

    #MakeAmericaSafeAgain Thank you Mister President!!!

    Liked by 10 people

    • Yes ginaswo it is so great to be safe.

      We Americans have been raped and beaten and robbed and murdered by the illegals.

      Then our families have bound up our wounds and tried to heal their broken hearts as best they could.

      All the while watching more illegals pour across the border.

      They have taken us to therapy appointments and doctors appointments and had us fitted for wheel chairs and who knows what and tried to help us heal our maimed bodies and minds.

      And watched more illegals pour across the border.

      They have paid medical expenses out of their own pocked and put second mortgages on their homes to finance our care.

      And watched as more and more illegals poured across the border.

      Thank you President Trump, from the bottom of my heart, for building the wall.

      Thank you for providing this security for my loved ones.

      Liked by 11 people

  9. Joshua2415 says:

    Beautiful. Simply beautiful

    Liked by 8 people

  10. 1hear2learn says:

    Wow, there’s some really fine objectives / actions in there!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. no-nonsense-nancy says:

    He’s making my head spin, he is doing so much so fast! I love it!

    Liked by 5 people

  12. Susie says:

    I love this man. In just the few days he has had in office he has done more than our congress and presidents in decades. Such a wonderful display of love and country and truly upholding the promises he made to it’s people.

    Liked by 15 people

  13. BobW462 says:

    I saw the sincerity in his eyes when he told us that he would “never let us down”. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that he fully intends to do exactly what he said he will do – period.

    Liked by 12 people

  14. Pam says:

    Thank you Sundance for posting in nice bold print for us to read and be able to understand what is in it. Thankfully, we have a president who will go the extra mile to make sure all citizens are protected!

    Liked by 6 people

  15. Joan says:

    And now this – just read that President Trump has frozen Obama’s last minute $221 million gift to the Palestinians!

    Liked by 11 people

  16. MrE says:

    Ann Coulter seems pleased with it.

    Liked by 13 people

  17. freepetta says:

    Yes yes yes!!! Love ❤️ love ❤️ love ❤️President Trump!!!

    Liked by 4 people

  18. Dale says:

    I like that the document calls them “illegal aliens”…. exactly what they are. No more PC.

    Liked by 19 people

  19. paulraven1 says:

    A thing of beauty.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Scarlet Gold says:

    This order is readable and understandable – usually federal orders, regulations, and laws are understandable only by experts. A pleasant surprise.

    Liked by 3 people

  21. Rejuvenated says:

    Unaccompanied alien children will be repatriated- no allowing them to stay so libs can push to reunite them with their families on OUR soil 🙂Prepare for screaming about the inhumanity of it all…

    Liked by 10 people

  22. wheatietoo says:

    From Section 1:
    “Continued illegal immigration presents a clear and present danger to the interests of the United States.”

    There it is.
    These are powerful words.

    When the President of the US identifies a “clear and present danger”…it enables him to authorize whatever measures are necessary, to deal with that “danger”.

    This is so thrilling.
    We are watching history being made…and watching our beloved country being saved.

    I just love our new President!

    Liked by 20 people

  23. Sandra says:

    He’s going to send back all of the unaccompanied minors. GOOD.

    Liked by 10 people

  24. Mike diamond says:

    Right on trump, pence ! And all their staff ! You just feel better, with these people!

    Liked by 4 people

  25. Mr.Right says:

    We are indeed moving in the right direction.. but cant we make Mexico pay for all the cost American tax payer invest in taking care of Mexican citizens breaking US laws.

    I still dont understand how its American tax payer obligation to pay for Mexican nationals…
    Shouldn’t the Mexican government cover the cost incurred by their citizen, while breaking the law of their trading partners ?

    if not .. why not ?

    Liked by 3 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      Yes, Mexico should pay us back for all we’ve spent on it’s citizens.
      But how do you suggest we collect that?

      Do you think if we sent them a Bill for it…that they would just pay it?

      Mexico would argue that we ‘created an enticement’ which lured it’s citizens into our country.
      And, to be honest, that is exactly what prior administrations have done.

      It is up to us to stop these people from illegally entering our country.
      We have laws against it.
      We just haven’t had any leaders enforcing those laws.

      Liked by 4 people

    • freewillnc says:

      He states the requirement to audit every dollar in aid we provided to Mexico over the last 5 years. He knows what he is doing…..

      Liked by 6 people

  26. Sandra says:

    I wonder how Fingers Girl feels about all of this. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  27. saywhat64 says:

    Whoa…There’s some real teeth and foresight in this EO !

    Liked by 7 people

  28. Pam says:

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    • Martin says:

      Muir is trying to play gotcha game. Basically, Trump is waiting on his AG Sessions to be confirmed for them to move forward on this issue. At the end of the day, the “Dreamers” can NOT stay.

      Liked by 5 people

      • TheseTruths says:

        Sessions is needed for this:
        “(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.”

        We will have more detention facilities and judges to handle immigration cases.

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    • John Galt says:

      Dreamers “shouldn’t be very worried.”

      They might be forced to leave crappy schools in the USA and return to crappy schools in Mexico. Why worry?

      Liked by 2 people

  29. Rejuvenated says:

    I love this section too:

    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.

    Sanctuary cities Yugely on notice 😝

    Liked by 11 people

  30. Gov Jay says:

    They should have invited Congressman Luis Gutiérrez to that photo op!…

    Liked by 2 people

  31. Pam says:

    Liked by 11 people

  32. Stephanie Hitchcock says:

    He actually works ALL DAY……EVERY DAY! He is born to work. And he is working for us. Thank You President Trump!

    Liked by 3 people

  33. BillRiser says:

    For the last twenty years all we heard was – we must secure the border first before any future immigration laws are written. What is so amazing, it’s going to happen.

    Liked by 5 people

  34. Eric Kennedy says:

    There is another Executive Order… both are here…

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog

    Liked by 4 people

    • Jason says:

      Who’s gonna pay for the wall?

      Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements
      https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/25/executive-order-border-security-and-immigration-enforcement-improvements
      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.

      Liked by 1 person

  35. freddy says:

    I live in So Cal and all our politicians are Mexicans…Think Raul Ruiz. Totally useless till it comes to defending illegals..It’s really on down here and expect violent protest soon……..I was born here ..it was nice…Now it’s the most dangerous city in CA. Hispanic crime 85% of reported…Today alone they busted millions by Salton Sea of meth and heroin and coke. In one day imagine what gets by…We are the largest human and drug corridor in the WORLD………I kid you not… These Mexican politicians get funded by catrels and big families in Sinaloa……….I’d love to see folks from Wisconsin in Ryan’s district come down and visit a while. Especially now as the native are restless with white people………..It’s getting even more real everyday….

    Liked by 5 people

    • nkmommy says:

      With all due respect, if they are your reps they are not Mexican! They may be of Mexican descent or Hispanic but still American. A Mexican would not be holding political office in the U.S.

      Liked by 1 person

      • dutzie60 says:

        Well Jerry Briwn lets illegal attorneys practice law out here. So, I wouldn’t be so absolutely sure they aren’t Mexican.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Sentient says:

        If their allegiance is more to Mexicans than to Americans, they’re de facto Mexicans even if they hold US citizenship.

        Liked by 3 people

      • darcy says:

        When one becomes a US Representative one’s oath is to defend the Constitution not to advocate for illegal aliens, whether from Mexico or elsewhere.
        Sounds like the Congressmen in question are working to actually undermine our Constitution when their actions show an allegiance not to Americans but to others.
        Some American is that! Not hardly — (use of double negative for emphasis).

        In name only — IOW.

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      • Lucille says:

        If the legislator is a naturalized U.S. citizen, he is still a Mexican by citizenship.

        It used to be that when a person became a U.S. naturalized citizen, the U.S. recognized only the U.S. citizenship. The SCOTUS killed that law, however, in the late 1960’s. So it depends upon the country as to whether a U.S. naturalized citizen also retains his country-of-origin citizenship. Mexico is one of those countries which allows dual citizenship.

        So, yes, if that’s the case, the representatives are Mexicans AND Americans.

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      • fred says:

        Of course you are correct but lots of these guys have dual citizenship and seem to be much more favorable to Mexico City than Calif………….

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      • Beverly says:

        Loyalty is far more important than paperwork.

        Like

    • Beverly says:

      Praying for you, honey. We’re taking our country back!

      Like

  36. Stu in Henderson says:

    I hope this draws out Obama publicly. It’s inevitable anyway, as we all know he won’t stay silent, so no time like the present for him to show his low-life cards. Most people will connect him with the insane leftist protesters, which is all the better. Then let’s watch Trump take The One down a few notches!

    Liked by 2 people

  37. TheseTruths says:

    I found this interesting:
    “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.”

    I don’t know if this is a new policy, but it’s new to me. Border patrol agents won’t be the only ones who can enforce immigration laws throughout all the states.

    Liked by 5 people

  38. nkmommy says:

    To me, this has Kobach’s fingerprints all over, not McGahn’s. Immigration law is very complex (unnecessarily), and the fact that Trump could produce this order on day 3 is amazing. He has surrounded himself with sharp people! And to think, he has done this same sort of thing on 5 or so different subject matters in the past 2 days! So glad to see the provision allowing for whatever hiring is necessary to implement the Order. And I love how thorough it is – to all those critics who said he doesn’t have a plan or specifics.

    Liked by 7 people

  39. Bob Thoms says:

    amazi g..i thought this day would never come…..god less donakd trump and uscdekorabkes!

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    • rsanchez1990 says:

      Jail is what they do to Americans entering Mexico illegally, but the Mexican federal police are very abusive to illegal immigrants from Central America. An illegal immigrant who gets caught will likely have some or all their belongings stolen by the police and unless they paid a “coyote” (human trafficker) to buy off crooked federales they get sent all the way back to their country of origin. With all the people coming through you can imagine how massive a business that is.

      Oh, Mexico will be paying for that wall alright. All the money that pays for all that illicit activity will be staying in the US, then they’ll realize just how much they’ll be reimbursing us.

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  40. Keln says:

    I wish laws were written like Executive Orders. I have to refer to a specific EO as part of my job, and they are so much easier to read than a 100-2000 page piece of legislation which is 90% :

    “pursuant to section 2.3.1.1(a) and the previous paragraph parts (b) and (c) on the fifth Wednesday of a leap year February, except when otherwise denoted in sections 6.1.1.7 and 6.2.1.4 or when meeting the various criteria mentioned in parts (b) and (c) of all sections of this document, except those which don’t mention it.”.

    Somehow you’re supposed to get the fact that you stole fizzy lifting drinks out of all that.

    I read through the entire ObamaCare act, and lemme tell you…that was one giant pile of legalese garbage.

    If a citizen can’t understand it, it ought not be a law.

    Liked by 11 people

    • Texian says:

      That’s what really pisses me off too – and purposely written that way, intended to obfuscate. You can bet anything written in that code has to be treasonous. I had to decipher various State Tariffs when I worked on energy trade floors. Basically deciphering how to weave my way through the morass of regulations, detecting the booby traps, rewriting them in real world English and tweaking my spreadsheets so I could move fast without incurring any unexpected penalties..

      Liked by 2 people

      • Beverly says:

        In the UN, they actually have a name for that type of translation: they call it “Englishing.” Yes, really: “Would you English this field report for me?”

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  41. Eric Kennedy says:

    The other Order is just as important because it deals with ending Sanctuary cities.

    Liked by 3 people

  42. Betty says:

    Executive orders on border security and immigration enforcement.

    “And all the people said Amen / And all the people said Amen / Give thanks to the lord for his love never ends / And all the people said Amen.…” -?

    Liked by 4 people

  43. bearsgrrr says:

    He’s opening ALL federal lands to border control! All Obama’s newly created refuges, historical sites, and parks on the border he thought were hands off are now fair game. So much winning!

    Liked by 6 people

  44. rsanchez1990 says:

    Team effort here. General Kelly, Rex Tillerson, and Jeff Sessions will all be involved. No wonder the Senate is delaying on Tillerson and Sessions.

    I think President Trump was waiting for General Kelly to be approved before issuing this order, but once Tillerson and Sessions are approved, the Trump administration will be firing on all cylinders.

    Liked by 2 people

  45. clash108 says:

    Look who’s feeling the heat haha. Sorry Mexico, we have leverage now.

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  46. Rickster says:

    Not going off topic. I was multi tasking, reading the orders and listening to Pat Buchannon on Hannity. If he was only 25 or so years younger he would so fit into President Trumps team. He always had similar ideas. Never saw him smile so much. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • darcy says:

      I read Buchanan over at VDARE — he’s always been a Make America American Again kind of guy, just like the rest of the crew over there.
      We owe a lot of our successes manifested so brilliantly in the person of President Trump to the ground work set down by Peter Brimelow in the ’90s. Alien Nation broke the barrier of silence on this topic erected by the globalists/International Socialists.
      Also, Lawrence Auster’s Huddled Cliches deserves credit as well, though no doubt it’s far less well known.

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