Un­der Trump, Home­land Se­cu­rity se­cures the home­land

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - BY CHARLES HURT Charles Hurt can be reached at churt@wash­ing­ton­times.com and on Twit­ter, @charleshurt.

Are you tired of win­ning yet? In the long march to re­mak­ing Amer­i­can great­ness, Pres­i­dent Trump has cer­tainly at­tracted plenty of scorn and ridicule from all the pre­dictable and bor­ing cor­ners over all the pre­dictable and bor­ing non­is­sues.

Yet amid the ca­coph­ony from the swamp, a few un­cor­rupted ob­servers are start­ing to no­tice some­thing shock­ing to them.

De­spite all the Sturm und Drang from the crazy po­lit­i­cal press, Pres­i­dent Trump is ac­tu­ally mak­ing real, con­crete progress to­ward Mak­ing Amer­ica Great Again. And, shocker of shockers, he ap­pears to be that rare po­lit­i­cal ac­tor who is de­ter­mined to ac­tu­ally keep the prom­ises he made to vot­ers.

In no area is there more win­ning go­ing on right now than Mr. Trump’s promised crack­down on im­mi­gra­tion, both le­gal and il­le­gal.

The De­part­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity, which had be­come the De­part­ment of Home­land Ex­ter­mi­na­tion un­der Pres­i­dent Obama, has en­coun­tered per­haps the great­est up­heaval of any gov­ern­ment de­part­ment.

Overnight, the whole struc­ture spun 180 de­grees away from a mis­sion of ba­si­cally be­ing traf­fic cops or­dered to di­rect il­le­gals stream­ing across the bor­der to the near­est place for get­ting pa­pers, a cot with free food and wel­fare ben­e­fits.

Im­me­di­ately, the de­part­ment’s mis­sion switched to stop­ping il­le­gals at the bor­der, de­tain­ing those who had crossed il­le­gally and de­port­ing those here il­le­gally.

A funny thing hap­pens when the De­part­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity be­gins fo­cus­ing on, well, se­cur­ing the home­land.

Il­le­gals quit com­ing over the bor­der. De­spite an un­usual July spike in bor­der-crossers, il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion is still down nearly 70 per­cent since Mr. Trump took of­fice. In July of last year alone, un­der Mr. Obama, il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion was 85 per­cent higher than Mr. Trump’s en­tire pres­i­dency, ac­cord­ing to one re­li­able es­ti­mate.

And this is be­fore build­ing one foot of his beloved wall.

Mr. Trump’s stance is the mir­ror op­po­site of Mr. Obama, who broad­cast to the world a blink­ing neon “Wel­come” sign that drew mil­lions of il­le­gals across bru­tal deserts — to be raped, en­slaved and mur­dered. Lit­er­ally, Mr. Obama and his left­ist co­horts would not al­low an­i­mals to be treated in this man­ner.

But il­le­gals? Well, Mr. Obama and his left­ist co­horts have a lot of laun­dry that needs fold­ing and toi­lets that need clean­ing, so what’s a few rapes and slaves?

Then the me­dia gets ahold of taped con­ver­sa­tions be­tween Mr. Trump and Mex­i­can Pres­i­dent En­rique Pena Ni­eto in which our pres­i­dent warned the Mex­i­can pres­i­dent to quit say­ing his coun­try won’t pay for the wall.

“If you are go­ing to say that Mex­ico is not go­ing to pay for the wall, then I do not want to meet with you guys any­more be­cause I can­not live with that,” Mr. Trump said.

“I have to have Mex­ico pay for the wall — I have to. I have been talk­ing about it for a twoyear pe­riod.”

Fake News Me­dia some­how man­aged to man­gle and dis­tort these com­ments to mean that Mr. Trump did not in­tend to build the wall and make Mex­ico pay for it — the pre­cise op­po­site of what he ac­tu­ally said.

It all just proves that the refugees wan­der­ing the swamp in a daze of Trump Derange­ment Syn­drome will never give him credit for any of his suc­cesses — no mat­ter how ob­vi­ous they may be.

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