Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday that he was personally assured by Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly that only illegal immigrants involved in a “criminal enterprise” will be deported from the U.S. under the Trump administration’s policies.
Mr. McAuliffe said Mr. Kelly “emphatically” assured him in a conversation on Sunday that only illegal immigrants who have been involved in a “criminal enterprise” would be deported.
“Secondly, he assured me that there will be no random [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] stops on the streets of the United States of America,” Mr. McAuliffe told reporters at a National Governors Association press conference.
“I was heartened to hear it,” said Mr. McAuliffe, a Democrat who chairs the NGA. “I want to know if that indeed is not the case that’s going on, but I do appreciate Secretary Kelly.”
“I said, ‘Can I leave this meeting … and say that there will be no deportations of any individuals in the United States of America unless they have been involved in a criminal enterprise?’ He said yes,” Mr. McAuliffe said.
[DHS Chief Assures Virginia Governor That Only Illegals In ‘Criminal Enterprises’ Will Be Deported, By David Sherfinski, The Washington Times, February 27, 2017]
This is the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty in a nutshell; only certain criminals will be deported. This confirms that John Kelly is no Joe Swing and should resign or be impeached.
There is no benefit for President Trump to go soft on immigration. The Democrats and their illegal alien constituents will not vote for Trump, ever. Any weakness will invite renewed attacks. And the Democrats are already rubbing it in the nose of President Trump. A very obese and annoying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) illegal alien will give the Spanish language response to the Trump State of the Union speech.
If you want to understand the opposing camps in President Trump's America, watch his speech to Congress tonight — and then watch the Spanish-language response. Even if you don't speak Spanish, the message that Astrid Silva and Democrats are sending will be unmistakable.
Trump is expected to characterize unauthorized immigrants as violent criminals — he’s invited relatives of people killed by unauthorized immigrants to the speech, and he’s likely to highlight their stories (just as he did on the campaign trail) to make a case for cracking down on “bad hombres.”
Silva’s response is a chance for unauthorized immigrants to talk back.
She’s an activist and student, a resident of the US since she was a child. She’s a DREAMer — currently protected from deportation under a program that Trump could end at any time — and her parents are under immediate threat from the stepped-up immigration enforcement Trump put into place his first week in office.
[Activist And DREAMer Astrid Silva Is Delivering The Spanish-Language Response To Trump’s Congress Speech, by Dara Lind, Vox, February 28, 2017]
This is an insult directed at President Trump, as is Democrats bringing other illegal aliens and Muslim terrorist sympathizers to the speech. They will do nothing to help Trump, but only demand and attack more.