President Donald Trump has followed through on his promise to reduce illegal immigration, and he has done so in the most spectacular way possible.
Without needing to do much of anything – indeed, the wall still has not been built – Trump has singlehandedly slowed down the flow of illegals from Central America.
Many would-be illegals are afraid of Trump’s rhetoric.
They worry that he will deport them if they come, and they do not want to lose the money that they would spend on coming to the United States.
From The New York Times:
While some of Mr. Trump’s most ambitious plans to tighten the border are still a long way off, particularly his campaign pledge to build a massive wall, his hard-line approach to immigration already seems to have led to sharp declines in the flow of migrants from Central America bound for the United States.
From February through May, the number of undocumented immigrants stopped or caught along the southwest border of the United States fell 60 percent from the same period last year, according to United States Customs and Border Protection— evidence that far fewer migrants are heading north, officials on both sides of the border say.
How great is this?
Trump did not even need to do anything to stop illegal immigration. He just said that he would crack down on illegals, and then they stopped coming as a result.
Instead of a physical wall, what we now have is a sort of rhetorical wall. Trump’s words are defending the United States against illegal immigration.
It is quite amazing how much of a leader Trump has been. Could you imagine Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton making a major change through words alone?
Trump is a credible individual who means what he says. People take him seriously, and that is why he has been so successful in this regard.
Hopefully we will see many more developments like this. Additionally, we also hope that we get a physical wall as well very soon.
Source: The New York Times