If the U.S. court system doesn’t interfere withWhite Housepolicy, theTrumpadministration will expand on their current success and continue to make strides withimmigrationreform, saidKen Cuccinelli, acting director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services, on “Fox & Friends” Thursday
“I feel like we’ve been successful under [Trump’s] leadership,” he said. “The president’s leadership is a critical element here that’s allowing us to succeed over, say, the last six months. And if the courts don’t get in our way, we’ll continue to succeed… But long-term change won’t come until Congress engages and helps us fix some of these loopholes.”
Cuccinelli said law enforcement officers all over America are being put at risk due to failures in immigration policy and pushed for Congress to produce legislation to fix the problem once and for all.
“It affects our security. It affects our safety,” he said. “I’m a great supporter of law enforcement. And law enforcement agencies all over this country deal with the downside of the failure of our immigration system.”
Cuccinelli also weighed in on theDemocraticpresidential debates and said most Americans don’t believe in giving federal benefits toillegal immigrantsand want to see the current laws enforced.
“You mentioned health care for illegal aliens. That is not something [Democrats] have shied away from in the past, by my observation,” he said.
“And ordinary Americans find [Democratic] positions, in terms of trying to get the support of the extreme left, shocking. And I can’t imagine politically that will be helpful.”