President Trump is allegedly contemplating invoking the Insurrection Act to remove illegal aliens. This would be a huge step, but perhaps necessary. The Daily Caller reports:
President Donald Trump is planning on using the Insurrection Act to remove illegal immigrants from the United States, The Daily Caller has learned.
According to multiple senior administration officials, the president intends to invoke the “tremendous powers” of the act to remove illegal immigrants from the country.
“We’re doing the Insurrection Act,” one official said.
Under the Insurrection Act of 1807, the president has the authority to use the National Guard and military in order to combat “unlawful obstruction or rebellion” within U.S. borders. The act was last invoked in 1992 by George H.W. Bush to quell the Los Angeles riots, and was also used by Eisenhower in 1957 to enforce school desegregation in the south.
Immigration laws are not being properly enforced due to inadequate funding. Because states cannot deport illegals, the border is in a state of civil disorder, and bringing in the military to restore order as Lincoln did in 1861 could be the solution.