Why Not 2-Year Conditional Green Cards for Refugees?

As FY 2017 is coming to an end, President Trump's is expected to announce the FY 2018 refugee admissions ceiling. The presidential determination could be as low as 40,000 following the Department of Homeland Security recent recommendation. (The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the White House has settled on a ceiling of 45,000.)
Topics: Refugees

The Compassion Behind Ending DACA

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, was an overreach by the executive, a violation of the separation of powers, and a degradation of law. President Obama did not have the authority or the political mandate to implement it and he knew that full well. From a purely legal standpoint, it had to be ended in its current form. Congress is the only body with the vested right to produce legislation, according to the U.S. Constitution.

Do Not Confuse Smuggling with Trafficking

The United Nations designated Sunday, July 30 as the "World Day against Trafficking in Persons" following a 2013 resolution to "raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights."

Trump Is Amnestying 192 New Illegals per Day

Shortly after inauguration, I wrote about the Trump administration's decision to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty. During the campaign, Trump (correctly) lambasted Obama's unilateral amnesty program as illegal and pledged to stop it on day one. But not only did he not stop it, DHS has continued to process renewals and even new applications, for illegal aliens who did not already have this two-year renewable work permit.