In a stunning announcement, the Trump administration on Friday announced it would phase out the nation’s “catch and release” policy and end its “wet foot, dry foot” policy of letting thousands of Central American children slip into the country illegally.
It also pledged to close “sanctuary cities,” where undocumented immigrants are sent back to their home countries and can face arrest and prosecution.
But the policy changes don’t go far enough to help the nearly 10 million people who have been stuck in the U.S. illegally for decades.
And as we head into the holidays, Trump has vowed to reverse the Obama administration’s policy of deporting millions of undocumented immigrants.
And even if Trump could reverse the policy of deportation, it wouldn’t be enough.
It’s not clear how many undocumented immigrants would qualify for a path to citizenship under the Trump proposal.
The U.N. estimates that at least 10 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States, including about 4 million in Texas and 6 million in California, where the Republican-led Legislature passed legislation in 2018 to deport them.
Trump has promised to deport and deport again.
But as we prepare for the holidays with families and friends and friends with families, we can’t help but ask what we’re going to do about the millions of people who are in the country without documentation.
We can’t allow the Trump agenda to become our new reality.
So, we need to figure out a way to make sure that all of them get the help they need, the help that’s really needed, to get back on their feet.
That means that they’re in school, that they have jobs, that their children can go to school, and that we can keep families together and that the system works for everyone.
That’s the plan that we’re putting forward.
We’re going after the undocumented immigrants who are here illegally.
And we’re also going after those who are not.
We are going after criminals.
We will make sure they don’t commit another crime, so that the safety and security of the American people are not compromised.
We want to protect American jobs.
We believe that if we can hire more American workers, we will make the American economy great again.
And if we do that, we’ll be a force for good.
We know that a strong and prosperous America is better for all Americans.
We’ve heard it all before.
We’ll continue to fight for American jobs, American prosperity, and American prosperity for all.
It will be an American tradition to have American workers compete with American workers for jobs.
That is the American way.
But we will not have American jobs when American workers are sent to the front lines in the fight against terrorism, or when American companies are forced to leave America when American jobs are shipped overseas.
This is the most important issue that we have faced in this administration, the biggest challenge we’ve ever had to confront, the largest challenge of our time.
And it is going to be the challenge of the United Nations for the rest of our lifetimes, as well.
But our mission is bigger than the challenges that we face.
We have to defend America, defend our sovereignty, defend the dignity of every American, and defend our way of life.
We also have to protect the human dignity of the world.
We cannot allow these criminals to be free.
We need to lock them up, but we also have the right to protect our families and communities, and we will defend them.
And the truth is, it’s not about locking them up.
It is about protecting our families, and it is about defending our way and our way to live.
So we will end the ‘catch andrelease’ policy, and stop the practice of allowing tens of thousands of children to slip across the border, and then send them back, without any checks, to their own countries, without their parents knowing what happened to them.
They are not coming back to this country.
They have been deported, but they’re not coming to us.
And they have not been brought into our communities, they’re going home to their families.
This is not about deportation.
This isn’t about detention.
This doesn’t even have the words ‘catch’ or ‘release.’
This is about keeping our country safe.
And let’s keep that right.
It is important to note that there is no evidence that the policy has prevented any crimes, and the Trump Administration has repeatedly said that it is not in the best interests of this country to encourage illegal immigration.
And while we cannot control immigration and we cannot protect our borders, we must protect our citizens and keep our economy strong.
And that’s what we will do.
But there are many people who, if they knew what they were in for, they would not have come to the United Sates.
And there are families that have been separated for decades because they don ‘t have papers, they ‘re poor, they don’ t have documents, they are undocumented.
And many, many, innocent people have