According to Reuters, Donald Trump’s transition team has requested copies of all of Obama’s executive orders on immigration from the beginning of his tenure in 2008, and some other files that will help them evaluate how to strengthen security on the southern border.
One of the most notable orders is Obama’s unlawful protection of illegals from deportation in 2012 who came to the U.S. as minors. As Reuters reports, Trump’s transition team demanded to check the records of any illegal immigrants that have been altered to make sure that federal officials had not changed them in order to help illegal aliens remain in the U.S.
All illegal immigrants who checked in to be reprieved, gave the government their own identities, home addresses, and confession that they were staying in the country without documents.
“Four years ago I pointed out the fundamental problem with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: Anyone who signed up for DACA would be adding their names to a list of self-identified illegal aliens. Should a future administration decide that it would start enforcing the law, the DACA program would provide list of prime candidates for deportation,” wrote John Miano at the unprejudiced Center for Immigration Studies. “At the time, this was so obvious that I was surprised anyone would be stupid enough to sign up for DACA and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans). Yet apparently hundreds of thousands of people did so anyway.”
About 1 million of the undocumented immigrants who have signed up for Obama’s pardon came from Mexico.
There may be as many as thirty million illegal aliens living in America in defiance of U.S. law.Right now, there could easily be around thirty million illegals residing throughout the country, and Trump claimed that all illegals are eventual targets for deportation in an Arizona speech a couple of months before he was elected president.
“Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation – that is what it means to have laws and to have a country,” explained Trump.
Another thing that Trump’s transition team demanded is that the Department for Homeland Security ”assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction,” and reinforce the aerial surveillance at the southern border.
In response to the transition team request, U.S. Customs and Border Protection staffers identified more than 400 miles along the U.S.-Mexico border, and about the same distance along the U.S.-Canada border, where new fencing could be erected, according to a document seen by Reuters…
One program the transition team asked about, according to the email summary, was Operation Phalanx, an aerial surveillance program that authorizes 1,200 Army National Guard airmen to monitor the southern border for drug trafficking and illegal migration…
Adding 413 miles of fencing on the southwest border would be more expensive, according to the estimate of $11.37 billion, because it would be aimed at keeping pedestrians as well as vehicles from crossing.
Reuters reported that the meeting between the DHS officials and Trump’s transition team was on December 5.