Immigration Policy in a Trump Administration, Part 2

Why do we allow people to enter our country unlawfully and get away with it? We prove ourselves weak when we do that. Thankfully, we now have a president-elect who promises to fix America’s number one problem – illegal immigration and the negative effect it’s had on legal Americans, society and the economy.

In his administration, President Obama made the United States a safe haven for illegals. Activist lawyers and organizations sought to preserve the rights of illegal aliens. Well, what are illegal alien rights and who gave them these rights?

A scour of the U.S. Constitution renders no such rights. Illegal aliens don’t have the same rights as Americans. This is something made up long ago by someone or some group that perpetuated the lie long enough that generations of people now assume it’s the truth. There is nothing in the Constitution that guarantees illegal aliens special favors in this country for breaking the law, yet activist judges and tyrannical executive administrations continue to allow it.

It’s infuriating at its surface and mind boggling on a deeper level. When is fairness going to count in this country? I’m infuriated as a citizen born in the United States but I’d be extra furious if I was a citizen who came here legally to this country, after saving thousands of dollars and waiting years to get through the process. And Obama comes along with his mighty pen and signs a bill that mocks the whole process I just went through?

Those who fight for the “rights” of illegal aliens to live unlawfully in the United States make the age-old claim that they are just doing the jobs that Americans won’t do. That is a big fat lie that has been used repeatedly to somehow justify legal and illegal immigration. Newsflash: America is not in dire need of filling jobs that “Americans just won’t do.”

Aside from that, we 1) don’t need foreigners coming into America taking jobs Americans deserve first, and 2) need to be extra cautious of foreigners coming in who may be terrorists. This is a proven problem here. It’s not a racist thing. It’s not a xenophobic thing. It’s just reality.

Another falsehood of the left is that “undocumented immigrants” are living in the shadows. Really? That’s not what most of America sees on a daily basis. Drive by any Home Depot in the middle of the day or visit a sanctuary city such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Washington D.C. or New York City, to name only a few.

Perhaps the most audacious thing the left does is hide behind the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution. The intent of the 14th Amendment was never to allow people from other countries to get here, illegally or otherwise, and then declare “Safe! Didn’t get me, therefore I get to stay.”

No, it was to ensure the rights of those brought here against their will, through slavery, which had been abolished, to be able to live here free with rights. Those who violated this law by coming here illegally were tWTP Rallyo be deported. Otherwise it would create a chaotic situation and an undue burden on American citizens. Anyone who takes the time to read the 14th Amendment, taking into consideration the context with which it was written, should be able to understand its true meaning. There are some, however, who willfully ignore American history and interpret it in a wildly far-fetched fashion.

With Donald Trump set to take office on January 20, 2017, the very near future looks bright as regards the issue of illegal immigration. As there are plenty of problems to be tackled at the start of the new term, illegal immigration is the top domestic one. Americans have been waiting decades for something to be done about it. With Trump, finally there’s hope.


Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor of, a website for conservative viewpoints. An original Tea Party activist, he takes part in pro-America rallies when his time permits. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at

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