Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Team Trump’s latest immigration orders are tough — not harsh
At NYPOST by Post Ed Board --
Team Trump’s newest immigration orders definitely toughen enforcement, but they’re a far cry from mass roundups.
If the administration sticks to this approach — prioritizing the serious criminals for apprehension and deportation, while also making it harder to succeed at immigrating illegally — it’ll have broad public support.
Over-the-top approaches (deporting law-abiding moms) will mean big trouble.
In that regard, it’s worth noting that Trump still hasn’t touched Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which gives safe harbor and work permits to those brought here illegally as young children, a k a “the dreamers.”
The Department of Homeland Security also sought to provide instant clarity this time ’round, with background briefings even as DHS chief John Kelly issued his latest orders.