If you were paying attention to the internet-vibe, a massive REEE ensued in its leftist bowels since Wednesday morning, when President Donald Trump unveiled his plan about legal immigration in the United States. The new merit-based system proposed by the POTUS is aimed at curtailing new immigrants from collecting welfare, which seems to be a pretty straight forward and logical approach to immigration, that if you’re not a socialist obviously.
The thing is, America was built by immigrants, yes indeed, but back in the day, those coming to the US were not lured by food stamps and various forms of social welfare (including free healthcare). Those folks were arriving in the United States seeking to work hard and build a new life for themselves, i.e. they came here for the opportunities provided by the “free world”, especially economic freedom and the chance to pursue one’s happiness. Freedom was the name of the game, as America-then was the complete opposite of the current nanny state plagued by its over-sized social welfare system. President Trump has said on Wednesday morning:
“As a candidate, I campaigned on creating a merit based immigration system that protects U.S. workers and taxpayers, and that is why we are here today
“The RAISE Act will reduce poverty, increase wages, and save taxpayers billions and billions of dollars.”
During his statement, President Trump explained how the country’s decade-old Green-Card system was often abused and used as a fast-track to citizenship, ending up with flooding the labor market in the US with a myriad of low wage workers. Many of these are actually a bottom-line burden on community services and taxpayers, not to mention the fact they compete for low skill/low pay jobs with native minority workers and previous immigrants. The new RAISE act is proposing a point based/merit based system for those who look to receive a green card. This system is aimed at screening out unskilled immigrants, i.e. those who have nothing to contribute to the US’ welfare (ironic, isn’t it?). The POTUS has said:
“This competitive application process will favor immigrants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families, and demonstrate skills that will contribute to our economy. The RAISE Act prevents new migrants and new immigrants from collecting welfare, and protects U.S. workers from being displaced.”
The thing is, the US had a merit based immigration system in the past, until Democrats/progressives decided to completely ignore it. Unlike the Democrats and Never-Trump RINOs, Trump recognizes that immigration without assimilation is an invasion.Trump is doing his best to save America. Rome fell (among other things) due to uncontrolled immigration. Western Europe is falling as we speak.
This is all about money and power for CA and NY. California would lose 5-6 House seats if illegals were kicked out. It would lose more like 7-8 seats if non-citizens were not counted for apportionment. Loss of federal funds would be proportionate.
Mass immigration allows the ruling class there to pursue selfish and destructive policies. They don’t care that American citizens and the middle class are leaving. They just replace them with foreigners who are accustomed to living under dictatorships and doing what they are told.
A lot of Leftists seem very angry that President Trump is acting in the interests of the US. Upholding our laws and defending our borders are fundamental parts of his job, however much the previous regime neglected those duties. Putting US interests first in trade, foreign policy and immigration are common sense and requirements of the Oath of Office. Except for those who hate America, how could anyone possibly object to a president actually doing his job?