Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
[Editor: and it's not costing taxpayers a dime!]
Now that President Trump has signed executive orders ending Obama’s catch and release methods, immigrants living illegally in the shadows are so terrified of La migra they are packing their bags and going home.
Ever since he entered the race, Trump declared illegal immigration a top priority for his administration. Incoming advisers, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, have called for much tougher enforcement which has traditionally been known to lead illegals to leave the country voluntarily or “self-deport.”
Detentions are already up over 38 percent since last year but round-ups, raids, and general enforcement of immigration laws are only one part of what makes illegals consider returning to their home country.
The biggest attraction for coming here illegally in the first place is to find work. Taking away the opportunity for a job takes away that reason to be here. During Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign he declared “The answer is self-deportation. Which is people decide they can do better by going home because they can’t find work here because they don’t have legal documentation to allow them to work here.”
E-verify, a program implemented to check migrant’s status, was so successful that in 2008 when Arizona made ID checks mandatory, the Mexican state of Sonora sent a delegation to complain about the huge number of returning workers. Arizona’s public school system posted a surplus of fifty million dollars that year.
Another big reason to self-deport is the constant need to keep looking over your shoulder. Paula Flores of Colorado relates that “the fear of discovery never goes away.”