I love how they worry that we may deport those whose only crime was border-jumping…
- One of Donald Trump’s executive orders could impact more than 75 percent of people living illegally in the United States
- An immigration expert pointed to three key components in the order that would impact a broad swath of immigrants
- Simply hopping the border at a non-checkpoint could lead to deportation, the expert suggested
At least 75 percent of the people living illegally in the United States will be subject to deportation under President Donald Trump’s new executive orders, an immigration expert said.
Simply hopping the border could get an immigrant kicked out, suggested Robert Mortensen, a retired career U.S. Foreign Service officer, writing for the right-of-center Center for Immigration Studies.
Mortensen, whose writing was first reported on by the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard, pointed to three key provisions in Executive Order 13768, which could impact the broad swath of illegal immigrants living in the country.
First, the order prioritizes the removal of immigrants who ‘have committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense.’
Mortensen points out that this could apply to border hoppers as anyone entering the United States without passing through an official border crossing has committed a criminal misdemeanor.
That could account for 6 million people, says the Los Angeles Times.
Next, the executive order targets individuals who ‘have engaged in fraud or willful misrepresentation in connection with any official matter or application before a government agency.’
Illegal immigrants who have fraudulently obtained Social Security numbers for their I-9 forms, which the Los Angeles Times says could be as many as 8 million people, could fall under this umbrella.
Finally, the executive orders targets those who ‘have abused any program related to receipt of public benefits.’
This, notes Mortensen, could apply toward individuals receiving Welfare or food stamps.Via: DailyMail