The Gosselin kids are all grown up! Kate Gosselin just shared a photo of her babies going back to school.
Jim: Contrary to popular talking points, our immigration system is not broken. If you've ever read the Immigration and Nationality Act you'd realize that the law is quite thorough and very well thought out. What's lacking is effective enforcement. For example, an enforcement tool was added to the law in 1996 called "expedited removal". This gives ordinary field immigration officers the authority to order someone who is obviously unlawfully present in the US to leave immediately. The legal effect of "expedited removal" is the same as being deported - the alien is usually barred from returning or even applying for a visa for 10 years. All without ever having to go in front of an immigration judge. Although Trump has ordered increased usage of "expedited removal", it still isn't used as often as it could be, and it can't be used if the alien requests asylum. The open borders crowd has learned that an asylum request pretty much stops all enforcement actions dead in their tracks, and they've sent their advisors into Mexico to train intending immigrants on how to make an asylum request, even though very few are actually eligible for asylum. They're counting on the overcrowded detainment facilities and backlogged immigration courts to result in the aliens being cut loose into the US. Another huge issue is that when people enter on temporary visas or by using the visa waiver program we completely lose track of them once they're inside the country. We end up with a couple hundred thousand overstays every year. However, the majority of visa overstays leave within a year of their authorized stay expiring, while almost all illegal border crossers stay indefinitely. But these problems can be addressed without changing the law. The prima facie asylum interview has to be more strict, and those who fail should be summarily kicked out using "expedited removal". Those who pass the initial interview should be detained until their asylum hearing. We also have to build the wall so that nobody gets in without being processed. Finally, information about how the laws will be enforced needs to be spread throughout Mexico and Central America. They will stop coming if they know they won't be able to stay.