(CNSNews.com) -- When it comes to the Constitution and illegal immigration into this country, Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) said President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority “to enforce the law.” Daines added that he is “very concerned” about the “radical leftists” in the House of Representatives.
At the U.S. Capitol on July 16, CNSNews.com asked Sen. Daines, “Article 2 section 3 of the Constitution says that the president must make sure that laws are faithfully enforced. Do you believe that the president has the constitutional responsibility to enforce immigration laws?”
The senator said, “This is a president who believes in the rule of law and law and order. I am very concerned of the radical leftists coming out of the House that are provoking groups like Antifa, who are into mob rule and lawlessness.”
“So, yes, the president in [his] executive office capacity, as said in the Constitution, has the responsibility to enforce the law in this country,” said the senator.
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.”