If there’s one issue that helped fuel Donald Trump’s campaign and poll numbers, it was his tough-as-nails stance on immigration and the state of America’s borders.
Now that he’s elected, however, the big question on voters’ minds is: Will Trump go forward with what he promised, and crack down on our nation’s porous borders?
Well, a photograph says 1,000 words. And this recent one of Trump with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is telling, to say the least. What was it? The picture showed Kobach, alongside Trump, holding a stack of documents that zoom lens revealed as “Department of Homeland Security Kobach Strategic Plan for First 365 Days.”
The strategies are blunt and bold, and call for an update and reintroduction of the National Entry-Exit Regisration System, or NSEERs, that tracks immigrants from high-risk countries coming to the United States, and for an extreme vetting process of all those wishing to travel from high-risk nations to the United States – a vetting that includes questions about their views of Sharia, the Constitution and gender equality.
One other strategy: No more Syrian refugees.
From the Analytical Economist, posting on Allen B. West’s web page: “Less legible on Kobach’s document, but still visible, are mentions of its definition of ‘criminal alien’ (‘any alien arrested for any crime, and any gang member’); the phrase “386 miles of existing actual wall”; the Patriot Act; and ‘Draft Amendment to National Voter ….’ It’s possible this line refers to the National Voter Registration Act.”
What a dramatic switch from President Obama’s immigration and refugee policies, which could be aptly described with this short phrase: Let ’em in.
As the Analytical Economist opined of the Kobach strategy that could be adopted by Trump: “Sounds good to us!”