Trump Sets His Sights on Tougher Immigration Laws

President Trump on Wednesday will use the bully pulpit to rally support for tough immigration legislation, a day after he was forced to watch the Senate pull the plug on a healthcare reform bill that Trump has sought since his election.

Trump will meet at the White House with victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants, in a bid to boost two bills that the House is expected to pass Thursday before lawmakers leave for the July 4 break. The bills are aimed at thwarting “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with federal officials on immigration and imposing tougher penalties against deported criminals who re-enter the United States.

 Officials from the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security will also be joining President Trump, along with lawmakers and law enforcement officers, according to a White House official. The official said the aim of the event is to highlight the need for tougher immigration enforcement.

Trump has spoken out often as a candidate and as president about the need for tougher policies against illegal immigrant criminals.


Originally published by the Washington Examiner.