President Donald Trump was catapulted into office on the pledge to crack down on illegal immigration. As of 2017, FAIR estimates the number of illegal aliens in the US to be approximately 12.5 million; however, estimating the size and characteristics of the illegal alien population is an inexact science.
Anyone claiming to have calculated a definitive number should be looked upon skeptically, as there is no central database of illegal aliens. Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security only counts those who enter and leave in a lawful manner. Those who evade immigration authorities or sneak across the border are not counted.
Since 2016, some 110,000 children have entered the U.S. illegally and been released, along with 200,000 Central American families caught sneaking across the border. Since the dramatic surge of border crossings in 2013, the federal government has placed more than 180,000 unaccompanied minors with parents or other adult sponsors who are expected to care for the children and help them attend school while they seek legal status in immigration court.
As to why a solution can't be found, members of both parties favor open borders — Democrats want votes and Republicans want cheap labor — but Democrats and the media are doing what they always do, driving emotions rather than rational thought. Thus the immigration war has reached a frenzied peak in media hype. Breitbart provides nine examples where MS-13 gang members — the murderous El Salvadorian gang that Democrats defended last month — used these immigration loopholes to try to enter the U.S. in hopes they would eventually be released.
The lies have also never been greater, as when the story broke about the detained immigrant minors. The leftist media blamed Trump, neglecting to mention the incident happened during the Obama years
Every liberal media outlet and personality is being used. A slew of Hollywood celebrities took to Twitter to criticize President Donald Trump after he ended the policy of separating illegal immigrant adults from minors apprehended at the southern border, including actor Tom Arnold. The result has been escalating violence and intimidation against anyone who would stop the sacred right of foreigners to ignore our laws and our borders.
Additionally, Sarah Sanders gets kicked out of a restaurant. A group of protesters gathered outside Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s Virginia townhouse chanting “no justice, no sleep” and blaring audio of immigrant children crying. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was harassed when she attempted to attend a screening of the Mister Rogers movie, Won't You Be My Neighbor.
California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters is creating a dangerous situation when calling for total social warfare against the entire Trump administration. She cheered on those who have attacked or rebuffed them at restaurants and their homes and said at the speech, "Let’s stay the course, let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up.”