While hundreds if not thousands of Pennsylvanians are being rounded up by ICE agents, Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler - flanked by a cadre of other GOP colleagues - unveiled a legislative package aimed at curbing what he called the "illegal alien invasion." See the full PennLive.com article here.
Metcalfe said Pennsylvania had a "new opportunity" to address what he said has been the longstanding problem of illegal immigration. He said that with the Trump administration in place the federal government is no longer "AWOL," the military terms for absent from duty without leave.
"There's a new sheriff in town in the White House," Metcalfe said at the podium, flanked by other lawmakers and law enforcement representatives. "Donald Trump has certainly stood strong in standing up for the rights of Americans, first ensuring American citizens' rights are protected, ensuring those immigrating legally are protected and ensuring the rule of law and the Constitution are upheld and defended."