The porous border is a gaping wound in the immigration system. Millions have crossed and overstayed their way into the country and they are still coming. Millions are here that should not be. The problem is what to do about them.
Until the influx of illegal migrants is halted there is no rational solution to the many problems of a broken immigration system.
Stop the bleeding first and then we can figure out how to deal with the people that are here illegally. The fact is that they are here and there is no appetite or will to sweep up every illegal migrant and send them all back to wherever they came from.
It is not a binary choice as the Democrats and the open borders advocates claim. We can’t deport them all and we can’t give them all amnesty.
What is absolutely certain is that we can’t do anything to solve the problem if we don’t control who is entering the country.
Stop the bleeding first and then you can operate on the patient.
EXCLUSIVE: ICE agents see ‘gaping holes’ in Trump’s immigration plan
By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Sunday, February 4, 2018
They endorsed President Trump during the campaign, but now the nation’s deportation officers say they oppose his immigration framework, concluding that the proposed amnesty would leave “gaping holes” for a new wave of illegal immigration.
National ICE Council President Chris Crane sent a letter to Mr. Trump on Friday saying the four-point plan the White House proposed coupling legalization for illegal immigrant Dreamers with a border wall and changes to legal immigration falls short, leaving businesses free to continue hiring illegal immigrants and refusing to root out cities and counties serving as sanctuaries.
“We simply cannot in good faith support any legislative effort on immigration that does not include provisions regarding immigration detainers, sanctuary cities and the smuggling and trafficking of children across U.S. borders,” wrote Mr. Crane, whose organization represents 7,500 employees at U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that handles deportations and interior enforcement.
The letter marks a significant break for the ICE Council, which endorsed Mr. Trump in 2016 — backing that, along with support from the National Border Patrol Council, he trumpeted in campaign speeches.
Mr. Crane’s letter does not withdraw support from the president but says the path he is taking in immigration negotiations undercuts the security promises Mr. Trump made.
“What you negotiate on immigration isn’t just a give and take negotiation,” the ICE Council said, “it sets the table for our nation’s immigration enforcement policies and strategy moving forward, and any critical enforcement measures bargained away potentially leaves gaping holes in law enforcement’s ability to provide for public safety and national security.”