A view of the border line between Mexico and the United States in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in January. (Herika Martinez/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)
President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the anti-immigration crowd claim that so-called sanctuary cities cause crime, that a wall along the border with Mexico is essential and that illegal immigrants are stealing our jobs (despite unemployment being at 4.1 percent). The reality is quite different.
Advertisement - continue reading article below.
For starters, apprehensions of illegal immigrants are at a low point. ABC News reports: “During fiscal year 2017, there were a total of 310,531 apprehensions by U.S. Border Patrol nationwide. That’s the lowest it’s been in at least 17 years.” That’s a result of unleashing and expanding the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) forces, although contrary
Continue reading full article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/12/06/time-to-declare-victory-on-illegal-immigration-and-fix-daca/