Editor’s Note: This is a work in progress.
The same old conservatism but now featuring flags and firecrackers:
Did you know that @POTUS‘ immigration plan––based on merit and border security––will increase *legal* immigration?— John Pence (@jepence) July 17, 2019
“Right now, just 12 % of people become legal immigrants. . . That’s a GREAT thing. . . Under President Trump’s proposal, we’ll go to 57 %” – @jaredkushner
You do know this is the exact opposite thing Trump’s base wants?— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) July 17, 2019
They want merit-based immigration but not at increased levels. That would mean more immigrants compete for middle class jobs.
This is terrible marketing to win over left-wing voters who hate this bill https://t.co/4ppUDpcrEx
Trump endorsed the RAISE Act twice which would have cut legal immigration by 50%… it would still be over 500k per year.— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) July 17, 2019
Now senior campaign staff insist that under his new plan he’s going to increase legal immigration?
This is not what ppl in Michigan & Wisconsin voted for https://t.co/4ppUDpcrEx
Who can object to that?
“Conservative liberalism” is the lesser of two evils.
“White House senior adviser Jared Kushner pitched President Donald Trump’s Cabinet members Tuesday on a 600-page immigration proposal that he and some congressional Republicans are urging their colleagues to consider before Congress leaves Washington for its monthlong August recess, according to three people involved in discussions.
The draft legislation, which would end legal loopholes affecting border enforcement and establish a merit-based system for immigrants seeking to legally enter the U.S., comes months after the White House first announced Kushner had created an internal task force with the singular goal of developing a comprehensive proposal on immigration and border security — something the president’s aides want him to cite as he makes his case for reelection.
“We’ve worked with roughly 25 Senate offices in consultation on this legislation, so there’s significant Republican buy-in,” an administration official briefed on the proposal told POLITICO. “The purpose of today is to bring the Republican Party behind a very serious proposal that we can all get behind, and from there we can hopefully engage in negotiations.” …”
THANK YOU PRESIDENT DONALD KUSHNER for this wonderful “America First” immigration policy and foreign policy! Together we shall Make Israel Great Again while Making America Brown Again!