Trump Border: ‘March Was the Lowest Level of Illegal Entrants’ in 17 Years

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions used his federal platform to tout the immigration successes seen under President Donald Trump — successes that have come in the new White House commander’s first few weeks of office.

Jeff Sessions

On a radio show with Boston’s Howie Carr, Sessions said Trump’s border policies are shaping to be the most favorable for America in years — yet some in the political circles, both in and out of Congress, are still critical of the White House.

Breitbart reported:

“New measures to crack down at the border were of particular focus in light of Sessions’s sweeping announcements in Nogales, Arizona Tuesday. Talk also turned to Sessions’ efforts to rebuild a Justice Department still largely staffed with holdover Obama-era appointees and career civil service employees, most of whom worked under the previous administration. Sessions’ continued crusade against so-called “sanctuary cities” made up the final portion of their conversation.

“‘I’ve been excited about progress at the border … March was the lowest level of illegal entrants to the country in 17 years. It was 72% below the last month of the Obama Administration.’ …

“‘I thought if we had clear leadership by the President, by our officers, and tell people please don’t come illegally, if you want to come to America wait your turn. If we do that we’d see a decline, and so far it’s exceeded my expectation.’

“Carr expressed his disbelief at the controversy that has arisen over Sessions’ directives. ‘You’re enforcing the law. There’s nothing new here. You’re just taking the federal criminal code and enforcing it,’ he said.

“Sessions was equally incredulous:

“‘It is just beyond my comprehension how we drifted so far away from the common sense notion that sovereign nations have borders and those borders should be honored … Any country that has common sense, and almost all do, has laws that if you commit a crime while you’re in the country, lawfully or unlawfully, you are to be deported,’ he said. …

“Carr pressed Sessions on ‘Obama holdovers’ throughout his department, especially those in the Civil Rights Division who implemented Obama-appointed Assistant Attorney General Vanity Gupta’s response to the Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore riots that has drawn considerable criticism on the political right. “Are you trying to weed out these Obama-era people?” he asked.

“Sessions acknowledged that career employees have always and will continue to make up of the majority of the Justice Department, but had a stern message to those who might resist the new direction at DOJ. ‘The President, the Attorney General set the policy, and I expect those policies to be followed. If people can’t comply with the policies of this administration, they should look elsewhere.'”

  • felix1999

    Winning again!
    Love TRUMP!

  • Mahou Shoujo

    There is lots to do, cleaning out the filth of the o’bimbo administration will go a long ways towards improving every situation.

    • Drew the Infidel

      Agreed. Remember that former AG Eric Holder was the only AG in US history to be cited for contempt of Congress.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        There is a bit of a precedent set with him, now, charge the entire democrat administration under o’bimbo with crimes, especially treason.

        • Drew the Infidel

          Agreed. They shouldn’t be too hard to find.

  • InfidelCrusader

    This is what happens when immigration law is actually enforced instead of ignored.

  • Steve

    Now that the border security has increased, we need to see studies on correlations between illegals being stopped with voting counts for leftists, effects on welfare, crime rates, drug busts, effects on poverty and health, and quality of life to name a few.

  • Drew the Infidel

    What is an illegal alien’s first act when breaching another country’s borders? The answer is breaking the law. Now you see why they are appropriately called “illegal immigrants”.

  • bannedquran20

    The left will forever remain silent when the POTUS does good for the American people and its Republic.

  • AgesOfReason

    Has it occurred to any of you that Mexicans might just prefer to remain in Mexico?

    • Steve

      Yes. I think that about he rich government officials and the drug lords. Not to sound righteous but America must have a lot of good things for so many people to keep coming here.

      • Grant Woodside

        Yes, USA does have much to offer people
        Too much maybe, because now
        Though very little is reported in the news
        We have “refugees” – “asylum seekers”
        From the USA, “refugees” “asylum seekers”
        Arriving at uncontrolled border entry points around Quebec
        Champlain NY, I think they arrive from
        By the Greyhound bus load, taxied to Quebec border
        It’s like a smuggling ring, both sides of the border
        Recently in the Emerson area of Manitoba
        A refugee was arrested and jailed
        A CBSA agent was assaulted and hospitalized
        While moving that peaceful asylum seeker
        From one cell to another,
        CBSA and RCMP are requesting more officers
        And more powers to control “Trudeau’s Invitations”
        At minimum 50% are already known to have criminal backgrounds
        Only reason for seeking “asylum” in Canada
        They were going to be deported from USA
        Canada taxpayers pay for their court hearings, lodgings, healthcare etc
        I was just wondering, doubt if any Americans will say Yes
        But, could we borrow President Trump for 100 days

        • Steve

          If it were up to me and possible i’d clone about 100 Trumps to save the world.

  • Chris Wolf

    Most of the shortcomings of Trump so far are Paul Ryan’s fault and we definitely need a new Speaker. But look how much better off we are as Americans by virtue of a president who loves our country, in stark contrast to the previous loser, and is making steady progress, often behind the scenes, against our embedded enemies-domestic.
    Just the occasional comic relief provided by a fun-loving New Yorker, again in contrast to o-bummer, is worth everything.

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