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May 16, 2019

Trump's Immigration Proposal Would "Dramatically" Reform Immigration, Shifting System From One Based on Family Connections and Random F'n' Lottery Draw to One Based on Merit and, Get This, What The United States Actually Needs

For that reason, it's not going to pass until we get a Republican House (and maybe not even then -- praise Romney and his only begotten son, Paul Ryan).

The Democrats rely on poor legal immigrants and illegal immigrants -- dependency is a cornerstone of their platform.

The plan "puts jobs, wages and safety of American workers first," Trump said in the White House Rose Garden on Thursday.

"We must implement an immigration system that will allow our citizens to prosper for generations to come," he said.

The plan does not address the pressing challenge of what to do about the estimated 11 million people currently in the country illegally, one of the core issues that has animated Trump's presidency.

The speech was notably softer in tone for a president who has often used harsh language when describing immigrants.

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The plan would prioritize merit-based immigration, limiting the number of people who could get green cards by seeking asylum or based on family ties. But it would keep immigration levels static, neither increasing or decreasing the number of people allowed to legally enter the U.S. each year. Here are the elements of the proposal as described to reporters on Wednesday:

* Securing the border: Finishing the border wall

* Protecting American wages: Stemming the flow of low-wage labor

* Attract and retain the best and brightest immigrants

* Prioritize nuclear families: It would limit which family members can come to the country to children and spouses

*Import labor for critical industries

* Preserve humanitarian values: Keep asylum system, but limit it.

Trump described the current immigration system as being largely based on "random chance," insisting that the administration's proposal would set clearer requirements for admission.

So here's what the other side has to offer in opposition:



That's racist, you know. But racism is a-ok if it's being deployed to advance the left's goals.

Video of his announcement below.






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