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Marijuana Is The ‘Gateway Drug’ To Deport Illegal Immigrants

By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III

President Donald Trump and his administration are very serious about cracking down on illegal immigration. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who has followed Trump ever since he began his campaign. Because of his tactics and constant dislike in many cases of illegals entering the United States illegally and unlawfully, Trump is going to do anything and everything within his power to keep his promise to ‘Make America Great Again.’

With the crack down on removing illegal immigrants from the U.S., many families are forced into hiding fearing they will be stopped by Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents and be deported back to their country. Individuals are stressed because of what could happen if they are caught. This issue is something that the Trump administration is overlooking or could care less about. Depending on who you ask.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly spoke on Tuesday at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. about using marijuana as a justification for deporting illegal immigrants. He said, “Let me be clear about marijuana. It is a potentially dangerous gateway drug that frequently leads to the use of harder drugs. Its use and possession are against federal law and until that law is changed by the United States Congress we at DHS along with the rest of the federal government are sworn to uphold all the laws that are on the books.”

According to Kelly, agents can go after illegal immigrants for marijuana use instead of more serious crimes. He went on to add, “ICE will continue to use marijuana possession, distribution and convictions as essential elements as they build their deportation removal apprehension packages for targeted operations against illegal aliens living in the United States. They have done this in the past, are doing it today, and will do it in the future.”

Tough words from Secretary Kelly.


Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him at or on Twitter

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