by Countable | 3.20.17
President Donald Trump visited the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday for the swearing-in ceremony of the agency’s newly-minted Secretary John Kelly. He also signed two executive orders that look to deter illegal immigration and crackdown on sanctuary cities, telling the DHS employees in attendance that the actions "will save thousands of lives, millions of jobs, and billions and billions of dollars."
The first executive order is geared toward providing "border security and immigration enforcement improvements" by taking the following actions:
The second executive order is aimed at "enhancing public safety" in the interior of the U.S. by doing the following:
You can tell your lawmakers what you think Trump’s executive orders and whether they should support or oppose related legislation below.
— Eric Revell
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Written by Countable
A wall is ridiculous and costly...say NO
We do not need a wall. Please don't support it.?
This wall is a grossly irresponsible use of our money especially since it is being used to justify the start of a TRADE WAR WITH A TOP 3 economic ally.
No Wall...No wall...I do not want to pay for any wall to keep anyone out!
We must NOT allow this to happen!!!!
Wall won't do anything except force taxpayers to pay more. Most illegals come here legally and then stay with expired visas. Easy way to get here with a visa is on a plane. Walls don't stop planes.
Since when in history has building a wall ever helped? $15 million for a wall? We have people living in poverty, we have research telling us many Americans are one paycheck away from losing their homes, we have so many problems that are severely underfunded but instead we agree with the idea of taxing people to build a wall. We were build by immigrants, and yes illegal immigration is a huge problem, but a wall is not the answer.
Please oppose this racist wall! These people come here looking for a better life...not commit crimes.
This "Wall" rhetoric is troubling to me. We pay for it and impose a tax on goods imported from them which makes those products higher, so we end up paying for it again? An absolute emphatic no to the wall.
Immigration from Mexico is net zero. Please push back against this colossal waste of time and money!
This has got to be the most senseless and biggest waste of money ever. Why aren't we taking care of vets? Why aren't we fixing healthcare or our educational system?
We do not need a wall and we do not want to pay for it.
This is a financial and ethical disaster. Do not let this happen. We are not Berlin.
If my representatives vote to give any money to build a wall, I will not vote to re-elect them.
No money for an unnecessary wall.
This is the first crucial step in what is sure to be a long line of democracy-dismantling actions. Be appropriately alarmed and block this. Your chance to truly serve the public who elected you is now.