As Donald J. Trump enters his 14th month in office, efforts need to be focused before next November’s election on the national issue that placed him at the forefront of the 16 candidates running for his office in 2016 – illegal immigration.
For 30 years, members of Congress from both political parties routinely proved their ineptitude toward a legislative solution; concerned more with re-election than the need of citizens; or the assimilation of legal immigrates, refugees and fair treatment of guest workers. The liberal aim of “kicking the can” down the road is the nation transforming to post-1986 California; when President Reagan granted amnesty to more than 3 million illegals and effectively transformed California into a one-political-party state.
I do not endorse President Trump to enact unconstitutional executive actions, ala President Obama with the “DREAMers” initiative currently working through federal courts. I recommend use of the so-called “bully pulpit” of the presidency to force congressional action; every day speaking on illegal immigration and the projected long-term effect on the United States. That should include pressuring the Department of Justice to enforce federal law and indict public servants who are so-called sanctuary city officials who violate federal law with obstruction of justice; spending time in the “cross-bar hotel” to reflect on their decision.
Illegal immigration is the national political issue that launched the Trump Train and is the most important objective in achieving Obama’s “Transformation of America.”
John Cantlon, Ettrick