A Reasonable Plan with Little Chance of Becoming Law

Liberals are dismissing Trump’s proposed immigration plan because it doesn’t prioritize family reunion which apparently now should be the guiding light of America’s and any humane nation’s immigration policy.

"President Donald Trump unveiled his latest immigration overhaul plan Thursday, but given its lack of outreach to Democrats, it likely will go little further than the Rose Garden setting where it first saw light.

Trump used the White House backdrop to also reiterate some of his familiar hard-line immigration stances that may ingratiate him to his conservative base, but usually only repel Democrats and many independents." - John Benett via Roll Call

This, according to Bennett and almost everyone left of center nowadays, is what constitutes hardline immigration policy:

The proposal would make major changes to family-based immigration, making it more difficult for migrants to have their spouses and children join them in the United States. That's where the "merits" would come in, meaning a proposed system based on whether migrants have special skills to help the U.S. economy or specific U.S. job offers. It would also require English-language proficiency, certain education standards and a civics exam passage.

So, let's get this straight. Trump is supposedly a racist hardliner because he wants to make sure that immigrants help grow America and that they do so by meeting a set of basic civic requirements, including the ability to function in English.

This is absurd. It goes to show how radical views have become on immigration. And I don't mean from alt-right racists. They've always had truly hardline and racist views on immigration and ethnicity. The radical views are, in fact, those espoused by everyone from libertarians to corporate sectors that depend on cheap labor to progressives for whom borders means only one thing: discrimination.

President Trump's proposal means to ensure that immigrants to America have a certain level of education, language ability, and job experience and expertise. And the system actually works. It's been used in Australia for some time now with a far more rigorous and even ruthless treatment of illegals, a system that has somehow not suffered the brow-beating condescension or condemnation that has been hurled America's way. And Canada has joined Australia with an equally rigorous immigration system that's been in place for years as well.

But Australia is one big island far from most shores and Canada has America doing its heavy lifting seeing to get there you have to go through the U.S.A. - including Alaska. Or swim a long ways in some pretty cold water. And they're mid-sized, middle powers at best on the world stage.

But perhaps the main reason that Australia and Canada don't catch the same flak is that they aren't nearly as divided over the issue. It's not a raging debate like in America. But the Democratic Party has long decided that demography is still destiny and has made nearly-open borders one of its platforms.

Meanwhile an overwhelmed Border Patrol tries to handle the flood of family-based migrants, while ICE officials are seen as an evil intrusion by dozens of sanctuary municipalities and a few states as well. Western Europe's frontiers - both on the south from Gibraltar to Turkey and in the east - were overrun by desperate migrants and refugees fleeing turmoil in the Middle East and poverty in Africa. They will be dealing retroactively with the consequences of their flawed response for years. Maybe Europe's declining birth rates and aging populations as well as their relative proximity to the source countries made the crisis impossible to avoid, but one can see the reactions and political backlash across Western Europe and I imagine people like Chancellor Merkel might have done things differently if she could go back in time a few years.

Trump is trying to fix the severe and growing problems before the border crisis gets even worse. And for that he will continue to earn the scorn and hostility of the opposition and their allies in the media. And a workable immigration plan that moves America towards a merit-based system will remain an out-of-reach goal for a deeply divided Congress.

Posted by Keeley at May 20, 2019 3:44 PM
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Comment #443650

Every civilized country in the world recognizes the importance of guarding its borders against those who would enter illegally.

There are good and logical reasons why nations need to know the status of visitors.

What household can plan for the future if the number of household members is unknown and constantly changing?

What household tolerates uninvited strangers to their dinner table and bedrooms?

What household denies benefits to its own members to give to unknown strangers?

Does it make sense to use resources spent on illegal immigrants to support the unwanted children of American citizens and let them live?

The politics of immigration have taken on an almost religious zeal, much the same as abortion.

We now hear insane voices being taken seriously. Imagine the insanity of justifying illegal immigrants by insisting we need more people. Are not the aborted; people? Can the aborted; not become citizens? If the aborted were not killed; would they be legal citizens?

Posted by: Royal Flush at May 20, 2019 4:56 PM
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Once again the Liberal/Progressive/Socialist cabal has lost a major election. We Conservatives salute the voters in Australia who voted for common sense over the lure of “free stuff” and fear-mongering climate doom and gloomers.

Conservatives Win Shock Victory in Australia, NYT Laments Climate Alarmist Loss

“On Saturday, the conservative party — the Liberal/National coalition — held on to its majority in Australia’s parliament, even picking up a few seats and stunning observers who had predicted a Labor Party victory. In fact, The New York Times ran a lament that the climate alarmists lost their election.”

https://pjmedia.com/trending/conservatives-win-shock-victory-in-australia-nyt-laments-climate-alarmist-loss/

Posted by: Royal Flush at May 20, 2019 5:24 PM
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Of course many Democrats and similar ilk oppose ANYTHING that may reduce their opportunities for more votes, money, and power.

Many Democrats and similar ilk want rampant illegal (and legal) immigration, because they have been pandering to immigrants for decades, because it gives Democrats a higher decennial census vote-count, which gives the Democrats more votes (i.e. electoral votes in the HOUSE), and more electoral votes gives the Democrats more federal funding, and those both give Democrats more power.

Sadly, the following is the Democrats platform today, who have clearly demonstrated that they will do ANYTHING for more votes, money, and power, based on the following 15 facts (notice the common-thread in all of the following):

  • (01) because many Democrats despicably pit U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants against each other for votes, by pandering to illegal immigrants for 30+ years for more votes, via more representation in the House, via more U.S. House representatives, via re-apportionment of representatives (i.e. more electoral votes, and more federal funding), based on population, which is based on the decennial CENSUS, which does not verify U.S. citizenship; therefore, districts, counties, and states with higher decennial CENSUS numbers (since citizenship is not verified), receive more electoral votes, and more federal funding, based on population (of which many tens of millions are non-citizens), and it is also a way to turn RED states to BLUE states.
  • (02) because many Democrats are also fighting against a [x]check-box on the decennial CENSUS, despite the check-box being totally inadequate to prove citizenship. Democrats disguise their desire for power (for THEIR party) as compassion for illegal immigrants, while despicably pitting U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants against each other for votes and money. Even if their compassion was genuine, it is severely misplaced.
  • (03) because many Democrats (and most of the main stream media) lie about crime by illegal immigrants, and refuse to report the 2,000 homicides per year by criminal non-citizens; and about 32% of everyone in federal prison is a criminal non-citizen;
  • (04) because many Democrats, and most of the main stream media, lie about how massive illegal (or legal) immigration is costing U.S. tax payers hundreds of billion$ per year ($296 Billion per year by this estimate) in net losses (which does not include all costs, and does not include the cost of crime by criminal non-citizens); that is a net loss of about $2,349.00 per year per household (126.22 Million households in 2017; U.S. population=323 Million in 2017); also see this daily ticker (at OANN.com, KlowdTV.com) of the daily cost (about $0.75 Billion per day) due to rampant illegal immigration (excluding the cost of many crimes and about 2,000 homicides per year by criminal non-citizens );
  • (05) because many Democrats are calling for open borders, and refuse to adequately fund the building of more border barriers;
  • (06) because many Democrats are calling to abolish I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement);
  • (07) because many Democrats want another shamnesty, like the shamnesty of 1986;
  • (08) because many Democrats refuse legislation to (a)require employers to use eVerify (to verify eligibility for employment); (b)to stop the abuse of asylum laws; and (c)stop the abuse of birth-right citizenship (women from all over the world are booking vacations to the U.S. to give birth, so that their child will have U.S. citizenship);
  • (09) because many Democrats want to give illegal immigrants drivers’ licenses, and also automatically register them to vote; illegal voting by non-citizens is widespread in all states;
  • (10) because many Democrats want more mayors like Libby Schaaf (Oakland, CA), who warns illegal immigrants (including criminal illegal immigrants) before an ICE raid to arrest criminal illegal immigrants;
  • (11) want more sanctuary cities and states, like California, where Democrats have passed sanctuary city and sanctuary state laws that protect criminal illegal immigrants (such as an illegal immigrant by the name of Garcia Zarate murdered Kate Steinle (who had already been deported 5 times, and convicted 3 times for felonies for manufacturing narcotics), and was then acquitted for that murder, despite Zarate admitting to shooting the weapon that killed Kate Steinle, which should have been, at the very least, manslaughter);
  • (12) because many Democrats want to abolish the 2nd amendment, but many Democrats and many on the left call for restricting or eliminating 2nd Amendment rights, and say it is worth it “even if it saves only ONE life”, but hypocritically ignore 2,000 homicides per year by criminal non-citizens (source: www.gao.gov/assets/320/316959.pdf ; site2data.com/homicides1.html), and the costs (source: KlowdTV.com);
  • (13) because many Democrats (including Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, etc.) want to pass new laws to allow criminals to vote (including murderers, rapists, child molestors, etc.), because they know that a vast majority of criminals will vote Democrat (because the Democrat party is essentially famous for pandering for votes, as they have also done by pandering to illegal immigrants). Is there no low that Democrats will not stoop to in order to acquire more power?
  • (14) because many Democrats are promising reparations for black people (including Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, etc.). Nevermind that it would be punishing people that have harmed nobody. It is yet another item in the long (and growing) list of things that Democrats will do for more votes and power. In fact, many Americans’ ancestors had nothing to do with slavery, because they immigrated to the U.S. after slavery was abolished. Reparations are unconstitutional, since the 13th Amendment states “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States …”. Since no living Americans can be convicted of slavery, it would be unconstitutional to subject Americans to the economic “involuntary servitude” of paying reparations;
  • (15) because many Democrats, in many sanctuary states, allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition, while U.S. citizens from other states must pay higher out-out-state tuition; Democrat-controlled New York state legislature passed a law giving financial assistance for college to illegal immigrants in U.S. high-schools; several sanctuary states passed legislation to allow illegal immigrants to attend tuition-free community colleges; again, the Democrats will do anything for more votes, and power;
    NOTE: Non-criminal illegal immigrants merely looking for work are not the true villains. The truly despicable villains are many Democrats and similar ilk, who despicably pit U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants against each other for more votes, money, and power.
    The common-thread in all of the above is that Democrats are motivated by their desire for more power for THEIR party, by despicably pitting U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants against each other for more votes (via more representation in Congress, and more federal funding) based on the decennial census, which does not verify U.S. citizenship (i.e. see (01) and (02) above).

Posted by: d.a.n at May 20, 2019 7:26 PM
Comment #443654

URL CORRECTION: 2,000 homicides per year by criminal non-citizens;

Also, notice that this voter-fraud database/report verifies voter fraud by 81% of Democrats, and 19% by Republicans (from Voter Fraud database: from year 1979 to 2018: heritage.org/voterfraud ), which is yet another data-point showing what many Democrats will do for more power.

Posted by: d.a.n at May 20, 2019 7:37 PM
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