Trump might call for amnesty for illegal aliens in address to Congress
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 01, 2017,
Mar 01, 2017, 6:48
As Trump warned of violence committed by undocumented immigrants, he said he would establish a new office to help the victims. He punctuated that point by introducing four relatives of people who were killed by undocumented immigrants. "Which would in effect would say that there would be a lot of focus by immigration authorities like ICE on people who haven't committed any serious crimes".
Trump said the construction of the wall along the southern border will start "ahead of schedule".
The speech, Trump's first address to Congress, was an opportunity for him to refocus his presidency after a turbulent several weeks that included uproar over an executive order to block travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations and repeated calls for a congressional investigation into his ties to Russia. Rep. "There's got to be a coming together", CNN reported.
The Obama administration came into office believing that it could pass comprehensive immigration reform if administration officials could just reassure Republicans they could be trusted to enforce immigration law.
Given the controversy surrounding Trump's first ban, Ouyang said he expects a "much more carefully crafted" order that will take the 9th Circuit Court's recent decision into account.
A week after Trump was elected, Lt. Howard Black, a spokesman for Colorado Springs Police Department, told The Gazette that the department does not seek out, detain, or investigate individuals on the sole basis of their immigration status.
It is incorrect to compare what President Roosevelt did with Japanese American citizens in World War II with what President Trump is now doing with potential immigrants from the Middle East.
The easing on his immigration views, which the president has never before indicated he would change, might feel heartening, given that immigration has been one of his administration's most aggressively targeted issues.
"The only long-term solution for these humanitarian disasters is to create the conditions where displaced persons can safely return home and begin the long, long process of rebuilding", he said.
"He's made clear that he's open to have conversations about that moving forward", she told reporters, adding that Trump has repeatedly stated that the immigration system is "broken and needs massive reform". Asked by George Stephanopoulos if he was open to a path to citizenship for DREAMers, Trump said yes - once they leave the country and come back, which is a nonstarter for many immigrants with ties to the country.
A trove of empirical research contradicts the notion that immigrants are the violent criminal horde Trump makes them out to be.