Trump Drawing Immigration Sword
H/T ZeroHedge for a quick, accurate, summary what is the day’s most important story (although the MSM judged by Google News does not think so): Trump Tells DHS To Prepare For Border Wall Construction Jan 3, 2017.
A memo from the Department of Homeland Security, which was recently reviewed by Reuters, suggest that the Trump administration plans to hit the ground running on the construction of that U.S.-Mexico border wall when they move into the White House later this month. The memo apparently summarized a meeting held between DHS officials and Trump’s transition team on December 5th in which requests were made for an assessment of “all assets available for border wall and barrier construction.”
The link is to Exclusive: Trump team seeks agency records on border barriers, surveillance By Julia Edwards Ainsley Reuters Tue Jan 3, 2017. (How funny that a foreign news agency is the one to break such a story!)
Crucially, in addition to the Wall Reuters reported
The transition team also asked for copies of every executive order and directive sent to immigration agents since Obama took office in 2009, according to the memo summarizing the meeting.
Trump has said he intends to undo Obama’s executive actions on immigration, including a 2012 order to allow children brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents to remain in the country on temporary authorizations that allow them to attend college and work.
The program, known as DACA, collected information including participants’ addresses that could theoretically be used to locate and deport them if the policy is reversed. Another request of the transition team was for information about whether any migrant records have been changed for any reason, including for civil rights or civil liberties concerns, according to the internal memo seen by Reuters.
And it is very wise. As Brenda Walker has pointed out in Open-Borders Republicans Gear Up to Fight President Trump’s Enforcement Agenda Trump’s enemies – the RATS – are thirsting for a chance to sabotage him and gratify their paymasters.
A renewed wave of Grassroots enthusiasm will supply the force to stop them.