1.4 million on Obama 'amnesty list' at risk of deportation
A top columnist in Washington is reporting that there already are indications that illegal aliens inside the United States are self-deporting after Donald Trump’s election victory on Tuesday, in light of the promises he’s made to crack down on such illegal entries.
“Secrets has already received reports that illegals are already starting to leave the country,” wrote “Washington Secrets” columnist Paul Bedard wrote. “One source said that some in Virginia left for the border on Wednesday, the day Donald Trump was declared the winner.”
Immigration, along with health care and jobs, are the top three agenda items that President-elect Trump has adopted, according to comments he made after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday.
“We have a lot to do. We’re going to work very strongly on immigration, health care and we’re looking at jobs, big-league jobs,” he said.
Trump will be working with a Republican House and a Republican Senate when he takes office in January, but for some of the work he won’t even have to ask lawmakers about.
Bedard noted, “Some 1.4 million illegals who followed President Obama’s request to sign up for two controversial amnesty programs could be among the first to face deportation under the new administration.
“The reason: In exchange for getting into the two programs, they handed over their identities, home addresses, and admitted to being in the United States illegally, making them the easiest to find and legally deport,” he wrote.
He quoted John Miano of the Center for Immigration Studies, who said, “I was surprised anyone would be stupid enough to sign up for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans). Yet apparently hundreds of thousands of people did so anyway.”