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Donald Trump: Thumbs Up To Obama’s Plan To Deport Undocumented Immigrants Beginning In January

imageWASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – In a rare show of bi-partisanship, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today embraced President Barack Obama’s plan to deport tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants beginning in January.

Undocumented families in the U.S. could be rounded up and deported , according to a report that has shocked immigrants rights’ advocates and provoked condemnation from Democratic presidential hopefuls.

The Department of Homeland Security is preparing for raids that would see hundreds of recently arrived immigrants deported, according to a report in The Washington Post.

Citing anonymous sources, the report said that adults and children “would be detained wherever they can be found and immediately deported”.

The operation would focus on people who entered the US from its south-west border since the start of 2014, many of whom are assumed to be escaping gang violence and institutional collapse in Central America. It would also focus on people who have already been ordered to leave by an immigration judge, according to the Post.

The White House would not confirm if the Obama plan was meant to replace these undocumented immigrants with the 10,000 Syrian refugees that the president had previously announced would be allowed into the country.

“Finally, Obama has come to his senses,” Trump said, emphasizing that “the deportation of undocumented immigrants and creating a border wall to prevent illegal immmigration have always been part of my campaign agenda.”

However, Trump said that the Obama administration’s deportation announcement does not go far enough.

“We need to do more.  We need to also deport  Americans — especially those running for public office — who have divided loyalties between  America and their foreign place of birth or lineage,” the real estate mogul stated.

Trump was obviously referring to his closest rival in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, Senator Ted Cruz, who was  raised in Texas but born in Canada to a Cuban father.

Upon learning of Trump’s comments, Cruz told The Adobo Chronicles: “Look who’s talking.  Here’s my challenge:   I will self deport if Donald does the same.”

Trump was born to a German father and Scottish mother.

 

TEXAS TO BUILD IMMIGRATION WALL AROUND ITS ENTIRE PERIMETER

Texas soon to be
Texas soon to be “The Walled State”

LAREDO, Texas (The Adobo Chronicles) – Emboldened by the recent ruling of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court which upheld a lower court decision blocking the implementation of a series of President Obama’s executive orders on immigration, Texas today announced that it will build a wall around the state’s entire perimeter.

A three-judge panel ruled against the Obama administration on a 2-1 vote in Texas v. United States, upholding a lower court’s injunction against two programs. Obama created one of the programs, called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, or DAPA, and expanded another, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA in a unilateral effort to reshape the U.S. immigration system after the 2014 midterm elections.

Governor Greg Abbott said that the “great wall” will not only prevent Mexicans from illegally crossing the border but also keep undocumented immigrants already in the U.S. out of the Lone Star state. “This will mean millions of dollars in savings on the part of the state government which otherwise would be spent on providing services to undocumented immigrants, including health insurance, food stamps and and housing,” Abbott said.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he fully supports the Texas move and promised to donate $1 Billion of his own money to help in the building of the great wall. He says all he wants in return are giant billboards along the wall with the message: “Built through the generosity of Donald Trump.”

Meanwhile, the Obama administration says it will appeal the Circuit Court’s decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

EUROPEAN UNION (EU) COUNTRIES OPEN THEIR DOORS TO AMERICA’S UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

EU headquarters, Brussels
EU headquarters, Brussels

BRUSSELS, Belgium (The Adobo Chronicles®) – As Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump laid out details of his immigration policy, the European Union (EU) adopted a resolution that, in effect, negates Trump’s ill intentions against the estimated 11 Million undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S.

Trump’s immigration policy includes building a wall along the southern border to be paid for by Mexico, eliminating birthright citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants, and the resolve to deport all 11 Million immigrants.

Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, the EU countries unanimously approved an immigration policy that would open their doors to the deported undocumented U.S. immigrants.

The EU  is an economic and political union of 28 countries. It operates an internal (or single) market which allows free movement of goods, capital, services and people between member states.

The EU countries are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

Under the new EU policy, any deported undocumented U.S. immigrant will be allowed entry into any of the EU countries without the necessity of a visa.  The only documents required upon entry is a valid passport from the immigrant’s home country and proof of residency in the U.S., such as  a phone bill or a photocopy of an apartment rental agreement.

The immigrants will be automatically given a permanent residency status as well as government assistance in job training and job search. Free housing for one full year will be available to those who cannot afford to rent an apartment.

Education and health care are already either provided free or with government subsidy in most EU countries, so these will not be an additional burden to the immigrants.

In adopting the new policy, the EU council said that the member countries have great confidence in the skills that the immigrants will bring with them which, in return, could result in greater productivity and improved economy.

The EU says that the member countries especially encourage undocumented U.S. immigrants who speak a second language other than English, to apply for EU permanent residency.

“The EU countries pride themselves of being the ‘melting pot’ of language and culture, and immigrants from all over the world can only further contribute to this favorable image,” the council said in a statement.