Ever since President Donald Trump took the oath of the office on January 29th, 2017, there have been rumors and myths about the course of actions he was going to take on matters of immigration. They all have been floated by Democratic Party who fielded their candidate Hillary Clinton who lost the election miserably. Democrats and the left wing liberal media was so sure that she would win by a landslide, that till date they have not come to terms with their humiliating defeat. They have been totally taken up by the shocking result. The fact is, Americans were so tired of the seasoned politicians, they wanted a change and they got it.
As everyone knows, Donald Trump is not a politician but an extremely successful businessman and had promised during his election campaign that he would run the country like a business. And there is every evidence that he has kept up his promise. He is a billionaire and can not be bought or bribed. So the opposition has been trying to create an air that he is going to ruin the country by undoing what the previous politically motivated administrations had done.
Trump ran his campaign on the theme of “Make America Great Again”.That included, “America First”. In other words, everything he wanted to do had the underlying purpose of giving priority to the Country. Be it, business, manufacturing, jobs, medical facilities and keeping America safe from all foreign influences. In order to achieve this (and to keep his promise to his countrymen) first, he wants to get rid of criminal illegal aliens. As is well known, USA shares its border with Mexico. Though there is a physical border separating both countries, it has not been well guarded and over 9 million people jumped over and have disappeared in the country. In addition to this, at least 5 million more people from all over the world have overstayed their visa making themselves “illegals”.
Many of them entered the country as students, for employment (H1B etc), as clergymen, tourists, sportsmen, entertainers and so on but never left the country at the end of their declared intended purpose. All these have now fallen under the category of “illegal aliens”. Some of these people managed to make successful professionals but many have taken to criminal activities.
This does not suggest or imply that all visitors are considered or treated as prospective criminals by the Immigration Officer at the port of entry, however, every visitor is likely to be considered a prospective immigrant unless determined otherwise by the desk officer.
Until now the popular belief has been that since America is a free country and made up of immigrants from all over the globe, it was okay to somehow enter the country under one pretext or the other and stay back. It had been impossible to track people in a land as large as 9.8 million square kilometersuntil now. But with modern technologies that have proven to be a myth, USA tracked Osama bin Laden from satellite pictures and GPS, found Sadam Hussein from a hole in the ground, and have tracked weapons movement activities on enemy land! With the need of a Govt issued Social Security Number (much like India’s PAN card or AADHAR card), cell phone or credit card usage and millions of security cameras in use 24/7, every individual’s every activity can be tracked if need be.
In view of stricter immigration enforcement in place, America’s tourism business has dropped by about 17%, hotel occupancy by 11% and there has been a 45% drop in illegals jumping over the border wall. Many legitimate visitors are afraid to enter the country to see their loved ones! But remember, if you have nothing to hide, you don’t have to worry! America is a wonderful, beautiful, friendly country andeveryone is welcome.
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”