“Donald Trump and his aides are quietly working with two conservative senators to dramatically scale back legal immigration — a move that would mark a fulfillment of one of the president’s biggest campaign promises.
Trump plans to get behind a bill being introduced later this summer by GOP Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia that, if signed into law, would, by 2027, slash in half the number of legal immigrants entering the country each year, according to four people familiar with the conversations. Currently, about 1 million legal immigrants enter the country annually; that number would fall to 500,000 over the next decade. …”
I don’t see it happening though.
We’ve already spent half the year on healthcare which has become a tar baby just like I said it would. The #TruCons will want to spend political capital on tax reform next. By the time they are done with that, we will be in the 2018 election cycle and Graham and McCain will block our legislative priorities. They haven’t even funded the Wall which was Trump’s signature campaign promise.
Note: Michael Brendan Dougherty is right that the feckless conservatives in the Republican Congress are incapable of rising to the challenge.