If you haven't read the order, then you should not be forming opinions. Here is the full text of the order:
I have a criminal justice degree and that provides me a much better understanding of our laws, how our legal system works and what really goes on in this country. It's also provided me the ability to better understand the text of legal documents. So being the wife of an immigrant and having this knowledge I knew I needed to read this executive order.
Disclaimer: I did not vote for Trump. I have yet to decide how I feel about his presidency but, I am 100% sure I'm thankful Hillary didn't get elected. She would have been the worst possible thing for this country and she's proven it time and time again.
So while I didn't vote for Trump. I actually think this country needs an asshole for a president right now. Far too long we've had pansies who were bought out by all the wrong people letting shit go and not respecting the laws that the people of this country wanted enforced. It just remains to be seen if Trump actually is the right asshole for the job.
Now that all that's out of the way, let's get back to the topic. In this order Trump is calling for us to enforce current immigration laws. Meaning, he didn't make any new laws. He just said we need to stop dismissing the laws already in place and to actually take them seriously. He calls for the decision making entities who grant government benefits and who enforce the laws at the border to stop looking the other way and giving people things they're not entitled to.
I have lived in states that I know for a fact pay out benefits (such as medical and food money) to illegal immigrants. Those are benefits they are strictly barred from receiving but they are getting them. Because there's always a loophole or someone feels bad for them and is trying to be nice. While I'm all for being nice, this is is direct violation of the laws and it directly affects every hard-working legal American. If you're naive enough to think that benefit fraud isn't occurring, you probably should check out the following news articles:
Dept. of Justice: Two Retailers Plead Guilty to Federal Charges of Food Stamp Fraud
The Telegraph: Jihadists funded by welfare benefits, senior police officer warns
So not only are criminal immigrants terrorizing this country, but they are doing it with our money. Would you pay someone and feed them and clothe them just so they could make the last few moments of your life and the lives of your friends the most terrifying moments ever? I wouldn't. But that is what we ARE doing and Trump's order is designed to stop that. (The majority of American's don't know that there are multiple terrorist attacks on Americans each year as it is.)
The accusations of green-card holding immigrants being stopped at airports and not allowed entry into the US are skewed, as the news usually is. On Youtube they would call that "click-bait." Somehow when it's a news agency people seem to give this same click-bait too much importance and just believe it as it stands. They don't look any further even when they know they can't trust the news agencies. If you're not breaking any of the rules of your green card and you haven't engaged in criminal activity, you should not have a problem.
Rohit and I painstakingly went over every single request that has ever been made to us from USCIS and the Dept. of Homeland Security to ensure we were giving this immigration process 100% and not violating a single law of any kind. We heeded every rule and request and we still do in regards to his immigrant status. We see people around us violating these rules and laws and getting away with it and not being penalized and it angers us both.
I know how the food stamp fraud works and I know people who have been investigated for it. Immigrants using food stamp benefits to get money from a local illegal-immigrant owned store. They are essentially robbing both me and my husband. He pays his taxes. He works for everything he has. So yes it PISSES ME THE FUCK OFF to know that some low-life, shitty immigrant is stealing from us by committing this fraud. This is one reason why we interact very little with the immigrant community here. We absolutely refuse to support anyone who is engaging in this kind of activity. Not financially. Not emotionally. Not socially. We don't even speak in passing or waive like a good southerner would.
I remember very well when my husband first got here, a few of the immigrants he met tried to encourage him to get on food stamps and live off of the government. They were trying to teach him to get benefits he didn't qualify for and at least one of them encouraged him to live separate from me so he could do it because I made too much money. So this jackass was so intent on getting free money from the US government he felt it was better to break up a family than to go without it.
This is a common problem America has with it's immigration. Too many people think they're coming over here and will be living free off the backs of US taxpayers. This doesn't have any class boundaries. The illegal immigrants coming over here are shady as hell. They misreport their earnings for the stores they own to avoid paying business taxes. They work and pay their workers under the table to avoid having to get insurance or to pay payroll taxes. All in the name of putting more money in their own pockets. They don't love America. They love how easy it is to rip off hard-working Americans by cheating our legal system.
These people don't belong in my country! So yes, I whole-heartedly support Trumps' executive order and I will do my part to help enforcing agencies at every turn. I will use my criminal justice knowledge and private investigation skills to continue to lead them in the right direction whenever I encounter some scum of the earth criminal, whether immigrant or not and I'm not sorry for feeling this way.
What are your thoughts on Trump's executive order?
Immigrants: How does it make you feel as a legal immigrant to know some asshole is out there stealing from you and your family?
Citizens: How does it make you feel to know you did everything legally and right only to have someone else cheat the system?
I look forward to hearing your comments. Even if you don't agree. I just won't publish you if you can't disagree respectfully. I haven't personally attacked you so you better not think you can come onto my blog and personally attack me.
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