UPDATE: Trump is even worse than I thought on immigration:
I just posted naturalization figures. He is denying more applications, but it's not equaling a meaningful drop in new citizens.https://t.co/S7GKjGtp2X— ?FANG GANG Polyglot Bumbleclot? (@KingSayNo2Ehoes) February 15, 2020
I'd like to believe Trump is actually doing something to curtail any form of immigration, but I'm just not seeing it when I look at the raw data. All you've shown me is a screenshot from a NTY article. If you have something more substantive, by all means, show me. pic.twitter.com/gRqLwv4LOk— ?FANG GANG Polyglot Bumbleclot? (@KingSayNo2Ehoes) February 15, 2020
Refugee numbers have essentially been shifted over to asylum seekers, both of which are a drop in the bucket compared to green card holders using h1b, h2b, and student visa programs. pic.twitter.com/wiFgRkdv8T— ?FANG GANG Polyglot Bumbleclot? (@KingSayNo2Ehoes) February 15, 2020
Neat trick shifting the refugee numbers over to asylum seekers.
“We want to allow millions of people to come in . . . We have to have legal immigration, not illegal immigration.” pic.twitter.com/avZsfRZWFh— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 7, 2019
Donald Trump’s official position on immigration for over a year now is that he wants “people to come into our country in the largest numbers ever, but they have to come in legally.” We need to increase legal immigration because a shortage of high-skilled workers is holding back the GDP. He has already raised the caps on H-1B, H-2B and H-2A visas.
That’s what Donald Trump said in the 2019 State of the Address and now that the WITCH HUNT is over he recently returned to the subject in a more scripted way in the 2020 State of the Union Address when he said “we are working on legislation to replace our outdated and randomized immigration system with one based on merit, welcoming those who follow the rules, contribute to our economy, support themselves financially, and uphold our values.”
The choice in 2020 is voting for the Jared Kushner plan to INCREASE legal immigration for business lobbyists, OR, the open borders Democrat nominee.
“In May 2019, President Donald Trump unveiled a much-anticipated proposal to overhaul America’s immigration system and launched a quiet campaign to build support.
It’s gone nowhere — and few believe it ever will. …
Trump, who has made immigration a top priority of his presidency, plans to push an issue that has long confounded Washington as he runs for reelection over the next nine months. With the impeachment trial behind him, Trump himself will soon determine whether to push for the bill this year or in a potential second term, according to a White House official. …
Trump attempted a major rewrite of the nation‘s immigration laws in 2018. The effort quickly died in Congress amid a backlash from immigration hawks, who blasted it for protecting millions of immigrants in the United States illegally. …
Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, said Kushner also called him looking for support. But Krikorian said he rebuffed the overtures, telling Kushner he couldn’t back a plan that doesn’t reduce the number of overall immigrants.
The specifics of the White House’s 600-page proposal are not all known because the bill has not been released publicly. But Trump revealed the contours of the plan during a Rose Garden speech last May. …”
“The big picture: If the rate of immigration to the U.S. was cut in half, population growth would slow, but still depend on immigrants, the study found. Non-white Americans would also still become the majority by 2060.
If immigrants were altogether stopped from coming into the U.S. — a dramatic, purely hypothetical scenario — the population would begin to decline in 2035.
In that same scenario, non-Hispanic, white peoples’ share of the population would still drastically decline, barely maintaining a majority in 2060. …”
None of this matters anyway.
Conservatives have already lost the country. Immigration could be cut in half or stopped altogether and it wouldn’t change anything. Reducing immigration isn’t even in the cards. Too many wealthy Republican donors have written too many checks to Donald Trump.