Wednesday, March 21, 2018

You Bet: This IS His Highest Duty!

Sanctuaries for Americans, not criminal aliens 

“We're going to take care of the problem," President Donald J. Trump told a room full of Cabinet officials, elected leaders, and law enforcement representatives during a roundtable discussion on sanctuary cities at the White House yesterday.

The President’s highest duty is to protect the safety and well-being of American citizens. Lawless sanctuary jurisdictions nullify Federal law, obstruct immigration enforcement, and release thousands of criminals into U.S. communities. “They are not sanctuary cities; they are outlaw cities,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said at yesterday’s meeting.

The Senator is right, and the Trump Administration has taken action to ensure our Nation’s laws are faithfully enforced. During the 2017 fiscal year, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations team made more than 140,000 administrative arrests and effected more than 225,000 removals.

What they’re saying about President Trump’s opioids plan 

Monday afternoon, President Trump and the First Lady visited Manchester, New Hampshire, to talk through the ways this Administration is confronting America’s devastating opioid epidemic. The President’s initiative has three pillars: 1) reduce demand and over-prescription, 2) cut off the supply of illicit drugs, and 3) help those already struggling with addiction.
In the days since, a number of officials have weighed in on the plan: 
  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI): “The opioid epidemic continues to ravage our communities, and President Trump is right to continue the fight against it.” 
  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) tweeted “.@POTUS’ proposals to combat opioid addiction demonstrate that there is ample opportunity to reach a bipartisan consensus.”
  • Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV): “People are dying every day from opioid abuse. I’m encouraged and hopeful that @POTUS’s plans will help us take bigger steps to resolve this scourge on our society.”

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First Lady Melania Trump participates in a Cyber Security and Technology Roundtable  | March 20, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

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