Editorial: Trump influencing immigration

President Donald Trump wants immigration laws to be enforced and his policies are already working.

The ultra-liberal Los Angeles Times reports that the number of illegal aliens trying to cross the border in the Southwest has dropped about 40 percent since Trump took office.

That’s good news for the rule of law.

In February, about 850 illegals a day were caught at the border. In January, that figure was about 1,370 a day, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Foreigners wanting to enter the United States illegally are apparently getting the message that the “no borders policy” of Barack Obama has been replaced with Trump’s policy of enforcing the laws on the books. “The early results show that enforcement matters, deterrence matters and that comprehensive immigration enforcement can make an impact,” Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said.

While the liberal media nationally and in Tulsa are wringing their hands over the angst among illegal aliens here locally, Trump has prioritized the arrest and expulsion of illegals who have committed crimes in the United States.

How can you argue against getting rid of “bad hombres” according to existing law?

In the campaign, Trump promised to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, and like most of his promises, it looks like that is exactly what he will do. A wall may not stop all illegal immigration or the influx of illegal drugs from Mexico, it sends a message that we are finally ready to protect our borders.

Americans are not opposed to legal immigration. It has to be orderly and according the rule of law. That’s what Trump believes and his policies are starting to have a positive impact.