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Illegal Immigration

Donald Trump Points to Gang Violence to Defend Immigration Law Enforcement

Written by Joe Scudder

The President will defend immigration enforcement by traveling to a community that has suffered horrific crimes.

As we’ve seen, Donald Trump could defend immigration laws by pointing out how immigrant communities are terrorized by gangs of illegal aliens. But, for the same reason, allowing violent gang members from south of the border into our county is a danger to people who are not immigrants. Recent crimes in New York state give the President an opportunity to point this out and defend immigration policies that Democrats and the media constantly attack.

Reuters reports, “Trump to cite gang violence in New York town in pressing for deportations.

President Donald Trump will travel on Friday to a New York state community shocked by a recent spate of graphic gang murders to highlight his efforts to stop illegal immigration and boost deportations.

Trump’s trip to Brentwood on Long Island gives the president an opportunity to showcase some progress on his agenda even as his push to overhaul healthcare failed in Congress – and some respite from the chaos of a nasty power struggle among his senior staff that blew up on Thursday.

Trump will highlight his administration’s push to deport members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, better known as MS-13, the existence of which his White House blames on lax enforcement of illegal immigration from Central America.

“It’s going to be a very forceful message about just how menacing this threat is, and just how much pain is inflicted on American communities,” a senior administration official told reporters ahead of the trip.

Trump’s visit comes as his Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to El Salvador to highlight progress on the gang crackdown.

CNN, of course, is already manufacturing propaganda to claim that enforcing immigration law promotes gang violence.

Read the entire Reuters article.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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