We’re pretty sure that the immigrants Donald Trump is now seeking to detain aren’t his foreign workers or his wife, who by the way, according to reports, worked in the U.S. illegally back in the day before she hooked up with the alleged billionaire.
In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction.
The team also asked about the department’s capacity for expanding immigrant detention and about an aerial surveillance program that was scaled back by the Obama administration but remains popular with immigration hardliners.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for Attorney General is a hardliner. He’s also got quite a history of racist remarks. The NAACP is occupying his office right now until he withdraws his nomination or until the protesters are arrested.
The requests were made in a Dec. 5 meeting between Trump’s transition team and Department of Homeland Security officials, according to an internal agency memo reviewed by Reuters. The document offers a glimpse into the president-elect’s strategy for securing the U.S. borders and reversing polices put in place by the Obama administration…
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.
That sounds like team Trump is considering a border wall between Canada and the U.S., too. Next Trump will say that Canada will pay for it.
The detention centers Trump would like to throw immigrants into provide lengthy stays for the detainees. Under President Obama, there have been more deportations than under any other of his predecessors. So, it’s simply a talking point with conservatives that Obama wants open borders and fewer immigrants are entering the U.S. illegally. In fact, more Mexicans are leaving this country than coming to the U.S.
Trump just wants them jailed and that would be a costly endeavor, also an inhumane one. Some are kept imprisoned long after they have a deportation order. The centers just keep them there. In Georgia last year in regards to her client who was on a food strike, Attorney Helen Parsonage said, “It’s a mess. All he wants is to either be let out or sent home. He’s in his 20s and misses his mother,” she said. “He wants to go home. If you’re going to deport him, do it. If you can’t deport him, which I think is the case, then let him go on an ankle bracelet.”
Donald Trump wants them held here and if you think that wall will be expensive, wait until taxpayers incur the cost for these centers he wants filled with immigrants.
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