A "New Era"

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY APRIL 13, 2017

         THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS FOLLOWING THROUGH ON ITS PROMISE TO ACT ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY AN END TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S “CATCH AND RELEASE” POLICY. SESSIONS ALSO PROMISED STIFFER PENALTIES FOR THOSE ILLEGALS WHO REPEATEDLY CROSS THE BORDER AFTER BEING DEPORTED.

         PROSECUTORS WILL MAKE A PRIORITY ACTION AGAINST DRUG SMUGGLERS AND CHARGE REPEAT OFFENDERS WITH FELONIES. SESSIONS CALLED IT A “NEW ERA” IN BORDER SECURITY. MOST PEOPLE WILL SAY IT’S ABOUT TIME.

         AS PART OF ITS PLAN, THE ADMINISTRATION WILL SPEED-UP DEPORTATIONS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE COMMITTED CRIMES WHILE IN THE COUNTRY. THERE IS ALSO A PLAN TO HIRE MORE IMMIGRATION JUDGES TO HANDLE THE BACKLOG OF CASES.

         THE NEW TOUGH STANCE IS ALREADY WORKING. BORDER CROSSINGS ARE DOWN SUBSTANTIALLY, WHICH IS WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN LAWS ARE ENFORCED. LIBERAL DEMOCRATS WILL JUST HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER WAY TO GET VOTES FOR THEIR CANDIDATES OTHER THAN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.