COMMENTARY: Donald Trump and a comprehensive plan to end the country’s illegal immigration problem


Democrats are screaming hysterical predictions about the next four years. They believe Donald Trump will deport millions, uproot and separate families and send children to a country (Mexico) they’ve never been to. But none of that has to happen. Ever.

I have a simple plan to solve America’s illegal immigration problem, save the great American middle class and make America great again.

First, President Trump — before anything else — should get started building the wall. Put that shovel in the ground. Get the party started. That will quiet all the arrogant, delusional liberals who say, “He’ll never build the wall.” Really? Watch it start immediately.

Second, secure the border with thousands of new border agents and thousands of drones. Secure every inch. Then give the border agents the freedom to do their jobs. Put border agents in charge, not lawyers.

Third, immediately defund all “sanctuary cities.” If they choose to disobey the laws of this country, cut off all federal funds. Watch the politicians beg for their money. End of story. No more “sanctuary.”

Fourth, install e-verify at every business in America. Every illegal will have no choice but to come out from the shadows.

Fifth, demand the IRS do its job. Anyone using fake Social Security numbers must be arrested for identity theft.

Sixth, from this day forward no one here illegally can collect any welfare benefits — that includes food stamps, Medicaid, Aid to Dependent Children, housing allowances, free meals at school, Obamacare and “earned income tax credits.” The gravy train is over. If you want to come to America, or stay in America, you come to work. That big beautiful wall comes with a big beautiful door. You can come in — if you want to work. If you don’t, you can go home.

Seventh, illegals already here broke the law. But you can stay. No deportations. But you give up the right to become a citizen. You’ll get a work permit and resident status. You are free to stay and work. You won the lottery. But you can never collect welfare or vote.

Lastly, deport every single illegal alien in prison for a felony. Let the country from which they came pay the prison bill, not American taxpayers.

With the wall and thousands of new border agents and thousands of drones policing the border, no one gets in illegally ever again. But if they come for a job, the door on the big beautiful wall opens.

All problems solved. No one is deported except felons. Those who remain can’t get welfare or vote. The border is secured, so this never happens again. And middle-class Americans have their jobs and wages protected. Everyone wins.

Let’s see what liberals say now. If your goal was stopping deportation, you should be thrilled with this plan. If your goal was never having to fear a knock on the door in the middle of the night, you should be thrilled. You just won the lottery.

But if liberals oppose this fair and reasonable plan, then we know they couldn’t care less about immigrants. They just see them as “future Democrat voters.”

I dare you to stand in the way of this plan. I double dare you.

Wayne Allyn Root (Wayne@ROOTforAmerica.com) is a best-selling author and host of “WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show” from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily at 790 Talk Now. His R-J columns run Thursday and Sunday.