Do Executive Orders Presage Real Border Security?

Introductory Note: We do not know if this is the same kind of window-dressing that every administration for the last 50 years has dished out, or something real. We do not know if the Jewish oligarchs who are close to Trump will stand for real action in this realm, or, if they will, what they demand in return. What we do know is that, soon, citizenship must be based on race, or we are doomed. We should not “vet” and exclude Muslims or Mestizos or Africans “because they are terrorists” or “because they are drug mules” or the like. We must exclude them because they are not White.

PRESIDENT TRUMP is signing two executive actions related to immigration and border security today, moving ahead with his plan to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. A White House official has confirmed the plan. Congressional sources from both parties say drafts of the actions have been circulating on Capitol Hill.

The wall is included in an executive action titled “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements.” The action also calls for hiring more Border Patrol agents, expanding detention space and emphasizing prosecuting criminal offenses related to the southern border with Mexico. It will also expand detention space — a move that could increase the use of private for-profit prisons.

The Justice Department had already “beefed up” border prosecutions [to pathetic, ineffectual levels from a White point of view — Ed.] under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The new action suggests law enforcement will be more empowered to prosecute and remove those in the country illegally for minor offenses. [We shall see in a few months’ time whether this is significant or just fluff to placate concerned White voters. — Ed.]

A second executive action, titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” will direct the departments of Homeland Security and Justice to withhold grant money from so-called sanctuary cities.

Trump will also restore the Secure Communities Program — which had ceased to operate in 2014 after being used by both the Bush and Obama administrations to force state and local governments to share fingerprints and other data to help federal officials identify undocumented immigrants. Several states and cities sought to opt out of that system, which was also criticized for sometimes resulting in cases of mistaken detention of U.S. citizens.

The executive actions also seek to force other countries to take back criminal aliens by using leverage such as withholding U.S. visas. And it would allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement to more aggressively arrest, detain and remove people from the U.S.

These actions come one day after the president tweeted, “Among many other things, we will build the wall.” Construction of a border wall was a keystone of Trump’s presidential campaign.

A law already exists that experts believe give him the authority to start building that wall. It is the Secure Fence Act of 2006. It was bipartisan; it was overwhelmingly supported. That envisions both physical barriers and more of the high-tech stuff, like sensors and cameras.

The 2006 law mentions a two-layer fence — but that fence was never built and the legislation didn’t include money to pay for one. Ten years later, the process could begin in earnest. [But will it? Words by themselves mean nothing. — Ed.]

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Source: NPR

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