The media has open season on President Trump. Their latest upset statement is that the American president is arresting illegal immigrants even though they haven’t done anything illegal http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4238814/Trump-administration-expand-groups-immigrants-deported-documents.html. But hold on Daily Mail, aren’t illegal immigrants by definition criminals because they have broken the law? Hint: The word illegal. If you have entered, or overstayed, in a country illegally then it is perfectly reasonable for the country which you are in illegally to deport you. Here is a definition of the word illegal for anyone who is confused https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/illegal, not according to or authorised by law.
Yes, the problem the media has with Trump today is that he is deporting people who are in the country illegally. My only complaint about this is why did they let so many people get into and stay in their country illegally for so long in the first place? If the media should be complaining about anyone it is previous governments who failed to uphold their laws. I’m shocked that the US has hundreds of thousand illegal immigrants. In New Zealand employers get in trouble for hiring people who are in the country illegally. They should start prosecuting employers too, the money raised from prosecuting those who gave them the ability to stay in the country illegally could help fund deporting all the illegals.
I’m pretty sure all countries (except those in the EU who currently seem to have lost the plot) deport people who are in their country illegally. This is not an anti-immigration thing to do, it is the right thing to do. The reason it is the right thing to do is because there are other people who go through the process legally and doing things legally is often costly and takes time. Ignoring those who enter illegally just encourages bad behaviour. I don’t know what criteria America requires to issue a work permit but in New Zealand they check that you can speak English, don’t have a criminal record, have funds to support your stay, are in good health and that they have the skills that New Zealanders are short on so they are not taking jobs from New Zealanders. I don’t see a problem with countries having these standards for entry into their countries and I don’t understand why anyone would have an issue with those who break the law of a country and try and bypass their system and act illegally being deported. It is the right thing to do.
I might not agree with everything Trump does but getting rid of those who should not even be in your country in the first place is the fairest thing for American citizens and those who want to move to America that are going through the legal channels. The media are wrong to disagree with a policy that is only correcting the failings of past American administrations.