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    Martin: Trumpís Immigration Proposal Deserves Serious Consideration

    Martin: Trumpís Immigration Proposal Deserves Serious Consideration



    What is the purpose of an immigration policy? Is it to benefit the interests of the nation that constructs and implements it, or is to benefit the immigrants who stand to gain from it? Before we can wisely design an immigration policy, we must first know the answer to that question, because different answers necessarily lead to different policies.



    For the first time in decades, President Trump has raised this question publicly. In his Rose Garden remarks last week, the President pointed out, ďCurrently, 66 percent of legal immigrants come here on the basis of random chance. Theyíre admitted solely because they have a relative in the United States. And it doesnít really matter who that relative is.Ē Further, he said, ďAnother 21 percent of immigrants are issued either by random lottery, or because they are fortunate enough to be selected for humanitarian relief.Ē

    So, under the immigration policy in place right now, 87 percent of current legal immigrants are granted the right to immigrate to the United States because it benefits them, irrespective of whether or not their presence in the United States would benefit the United States as a whole. As the President pointed out, ďonly 12 percent of legal immigrants are selected based on skill or based on merit.Ē

    Thatís crazy. Perhaps more importantly, itís irregular Ė a review of other nationsí immigration policies reveals this U.S. policy to be an outlier.

    For instance, Canada admitted 296,346 permanent residents in 2016. Of those, 53 percent were economic immigrants, while just 26 percent were admitted because they had ties to someone already living legally in Canada. In Germany, immigration as a non-citizen of another European Union nation is limited to skilled or highly educated workers. Great Britain transitioned to a points-based immigration system favoring those with economic assets in 2010. And so on.

    President Trumpís proposal aims to turn this current U.S. policy on its head. Under the presidentís plan, immigrants allowed to come to the United States because they bring something our economy needs would jump to 57 percent, while those allowed to come because of a family tie would be halved to 33 percent.

    Thatís the way it ought to be. We should allow Ė and encourage Ė immigration from those who have skills and talents from which our economy, and our nation, can benefit. And we should prioritize them and their entry, as opposed to simply allowing anyone in who happens to be related somehow to someone already here.

    Just as important, the presidentís proposal recognizes that before you can begin to make changes to the immigration regime in place, you first have to secure the border. The President recognizes that the American people donít trust their government on this issue, and he addressed it in his remarks:
    The proposal begins with the most complete and effective border security package ever assembled by our country Ė or any other country, for that matter. Itís so important. This plan was not developed, Iím sorry to say, by politicians. We have a lot of politicians. But you respect the people and you know the people that have developed this plan. It was designed with significant input from our great law enforcement professionals to detail what they need to make our border Ö operationally secure.

    The American people donít trust their government on this crucial issue for a simple reason Ė their government has misled them. In the mid-1980s, when Ronald Reagan was president, the two parties came together to address the problem of illegal immigration with a trade-off bill they called ďSimpson-MazzoliĒ after its main Senate and House sponsors. The trade-off was simple: three million illegal immigrants would receive amnesty, in exchange for an end to illegal immigration.

    So three million illegal immigrants were amnestied, but the end to illegal immigration never came. And for the last three decades plus, presidents and congresses controlled by both parties have looked the other way when it came to enforcing our nationís immigration laws. Despite the ever-changing control of the White House or the Congress, there was one constant Ė the borders were never secured, and millions of illegal immigrants were allowed to enter the nation in violation of the law.

    President Trump recognizes this. He appears to be the first president in decades to do so. And his proposal acknowledges this, and addresses it.

    President Trumpís Rose Garden remarks represent a fundamental shift in the way our nation looks at immigration. His proposal is a serious one, assembled with a serious purpose. It deserves serious consideration.

    Jenny Beth Martin is Honorary Chairman of Tea Party Patriots Action.

    Martin: Trumpís Immigration Proposal Deserves Serious Consideration
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    End birthright citizenship now!

    No amnesty
    No path to stay
    No work permits
    No housing
    No school
    No healthcare
    No welfare
    No food stamps
    No bank accounts
    No drivers license!!!

    No papers, no entry...NO rights!
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    So sad to see Jenny Beth Martin become a shill for the White House and write a puff piece like this ommitting the fact that it is clear Trump, Kushner, and Senator Lindsey Graham want to add a massive Amnesty for millions of illegal aliens to woe Democrats into this "Trump Immigration Proposal"
    https://www.alipac.us/f8/sen-graham-...y-scam-372423/
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    After finding out the Trump administration is issuing work permits to asylum claimants who enter illegally in as little as 30 days .... I'm through with Trump! His administration has no obligation to issue the work permits that fast. The law calls for the work permits to not be processed before 150 days (five months) and the processing can take up to 30 days (6 months total). For this to be done outside what the law calls for means the Trump administration is giving all these folks a waiver. Isn't this completely counter to all he professes to stand for? Remember, American's first!

    Trump is selling us out to corporations and businesses for low-wage labor! Looks like the Lindsey Graham's and kushner's are Winning Trump over to their side .... or should I say, they already have!
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    They are doing a lot of underhanded deals FOR these criminal trespassers!

    And using OUR money to do it.

    Everybody should be outraged by this!
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