President Donald Trump’s aggressive stance on undocumented immigrants, capped by his latest Tweet calling for border-crossers to be deported without due process or an appearance before a judge, has caused “societal uproar” experts tell The Crime Report.
“We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country,” Trump tweeted over the weekend. “When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came.
This tweet “caused a lot of chaos,” said Katarina Long, a senior immigration attorney at Cella and Associates, LLC. “He tries to avoid the law to the point that it is so extreme.”
“He is creating a hostile environment.”
The tweet was another twist in developments on immigration since the administration announced a “zero tolerance” policy two months ago, leading to the separation of children from parents who cross the border illegally and an outcry from Democrats and many Republicans, reports The New York Times.
But according to Long, Trump’s plan to deport immigrants without due process is never going to pan out or actually happen, but it might force the legislature to take action on a very serious crisis.
“It has been an interesting way to deal with the immigration system— to bring this issue to the forefront of everyones attention. It’s causing all this family separation and forcing people to take action on serious things.”
However, the GOP seems more confused than ever, and Trump’s family separation policy is continuing to create havoc for his administration, and ramped-up rhetoric from the president won’t help, according to Bloomberg.
The White House has struggled to display a unified response to a self-imposed crisis that appears likely to dominate the national agenda. Sunday offered a fresh signal that immigration would continue to overshadow other issues as Republicans gear up for a tough midterm election in November.
Asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press’’ if Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric makes his job harder, Republican Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma responded, “it does.’’
Republican lawmakers who did make television appearances tried to defend the president, but had to acknowledge that they weren’t sure what he was doing.
“To set forth a policy and then have to reverse it is not a consistent message obviously, to be candid with you,’’ Representative Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, said on “Fox News Sunday.’’
McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, couldn’t answer definitively when asked if he knew whether the Trump administration was still using a “zero-tolerance’’ policy to prosecute everyone who crosses the U.S. border illegally.
“It’s very unclear how this executive order is playing out,’’ he said.
This summary was prepared by Megan Hadley, a staff writer with The Crime Report.