(CNSNews.com) – Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said President Donald Trump has a constitutional duty to enforce immigration laws because he has the duty to “enforce all the laws.”
At the U.S. Capitol on June 20, CNSNews.com asked Sen. Blumenthal, “Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution says that the president ‘shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.’ Do you believe that the president has a constitutional duty to enforce the immigration laws?”
The senator replied, “The president has that constitutional duty to enforce all the laws.”
A 2018 study conducted by researchers at Yale University and MIT estimated the illegal immigrant population in the United States to be 22.1 million.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimated in 2017 that “the total cost of illegal immigration for the United States – at the federal, state, and local levels – was approximately $116 billion.”