Millions of people will be deported overnight! Cities will become ghost towns! Jackbooted thugs will be marching a Trail of Tears right down to the border and shooting stragglers! You get a deportation! You get a deportation! Everyone gets a deportation!
Again, this is what the media would have us believe. And it’s yet another lie about the intentions of the Trump administration.
The LA Times, in their article LA, OC home to over one million immigrants, discusses the immigrant community’s worst fears that downtown LA could become a ghost town if everyone were deported. Ironic considering the criticism that a wall wouldn’t work, and yet we would or could deport a million people overnight, but I digress. Our own city leaders are certainly adding to the fire. Police chief Charlie Beck said will not deport immigrants under Trump. Garcetti echoes this sentiment.
This is misleading people about the point – nobody ever talked about forcing local cops to find and deport criminals. First off, Beck is saying this right after the election. Beyond just the overall anti-Trump posturing I imagine he has to do, he has to make assurances to a population that has been fearmongered into hysteria.
But Trump has always talked about the crime spawned by illegal immigration. When he speaks of deportations, he speaks of deporting the criminals. In this contentious age there’s plenty of articles pushing for any viewpoint in the spectrum. But one University of California paper lays it all out pretty plainly, and criminal illegals is at the top. Those without criminal records who are working are “unlikely to be a named priority for deportation.”
I’d like to find some footnotes, but Ben Shapiro claims his friends in the LAPD say large part of the gang problem is control from beneath the border. Curbing the illegal immigration problem would help, especially if they could work with federal agents to stop this.
Again, there is a huge difference between police working with immigration officials to stop crime, and working for immigration officials to deport people. The Trump administration has always talked about the former. His detractors always claimed he’s up to the latter.
Hopefully, in this post, I’ve given you enough information to understand the issue for yourself. This is a real issue, and as a candidate I’d like to present such real issues to you as I see them.