The political and social elite have pigeonholed Trump supporters as a bunch of angry xenophobes and racists. Perhaps a few are, but what the detached talking heads can’t seem to grasp is that, for the most part, Trump supporters are not angry at immigrants. They are angry at the elite class, and for good reason.
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Dan Stein is the president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
United States V. Texas: The Most Important Constitutional Case The Supreme Court Will Decide This Year
On April 18, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in United States v. Texas. The Obama administration is seeking to have the high court lift a lower court’s injunction preventing two programs that would grant de facto amnesty and work authorization to about 4.7 million illegal aliens (approximately 40 percent of the estimated illegal alien population) from going into effect.
Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have captured about 80 percent of the delegates in the Republican nominating race so far. The two frontrunners have promised rigorous enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws should they be elected president. It’s a position which seems to be pretty popular with voters.
The president is all-in with his amnesty memos. He claims resources don’t permit him to enforce immigration law, so he’s bypassing Congress and the constitutional limits of his office by giving over 4 million illegal aliens work documents with the intention of making it politically impossible to ever return them home. No doubt this is not the end – there is more to come over the next two years.
Immigration laws exist to protect the social, economic and security interests of the people of the United States. In the realm of economic security – the issue that is indisputably at the top of the American public’s list of concerns – they serve to protect American workers at all skill levels from corporations that profit off of cheap labor.
The Republican Party has already undergone a self-described autopsy and a post-mortem. Now, some of the political strategists who have guided the party through its long decline have come up with a plan to revive the corpse.
The last legislative effort to enact a massive amnesty for illegal aliens in the U.S. ended in bitter disappointment for proponents in 2007.
President Obama’s unilateral declaration last week that he will stop enforcing immigration laws for an entire class of individuals --- at least through the November election --- took many by surprise. Most are under the impression that Congress, not the White House, makes the immigration laws of the United States.