The White House • June 18, 2018
The Day Ahead
Members of Congress and Vice President Mike Pence will join President Donald J. Trump as he meets with the National Space Council to discuss the Administration's latest space policy initiative. Watch live at 12:00 p.m. ET.
America's crisis at the border
The harshest family separation policy is that too many Americans have been permanently separated from loved ones because of crime spilling across our border. Juan Pina lost his daughter after she was brutally assaulted and killed by an illegal alien. Jamiel Shaw, Sr. was permanently separated from his son, murdered by a gang member who was in the United States illegally.
Illegal immigration along our Southwest border surged 230 percent in April compared to last year, according to the Department of Homeland Security. This statistic reveals the lack of an orderly and fair process to manage the escalating flow of illegal immigrants. That flawed system creates both a humanitarian and a national security crisis at our border.
The crime and illegal drugs flooding our country because of open border policies and enforcement loopholes must stop. Yet Congressional Democrats have repeatedly voted against common sense immigration legislation, such as Kate's Law, that would make our communities safer. In 2017, 174 House Democrats voted against legislation that would have helped ensure aliens associated with a gang are not admitted into the United States.
President Trump's Father's Day message
On Friday, President Trump issued a Proclamation to officially honor yesterday, June 17, as Father's Day.
"On Father's Day, we pay special tribute to the men who devote themselves to supporting and caring for their loved ones," the President writes. "Fathers across our country serve as role models for their children and families. Through their examples, they display the fundamental American values of hard work and dedication."
Photo of the Day
Evelyn Rodriguez's daughter was chased down and brutally murdered by MS-13 in September 2016.