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President Trump Unveils Landmark Merit-Based Immigration Reform

The hard left is going nuts over President Trump’s new immigration reform proposal which they’re already calling ‘racist’.

Of course liberals argue anything that does not give unfettered, open-border access to anyone with a darker shade of skin color than beige is automatically racist.

But when the facts are reviewed, Trump’s proposal is a political stroke of genius.

It essentially controls legal immigration such that the US allows folks into the country who can get jobs and support themselves financially while simultaneously reducing the burden on blue collar Americans by unskilled immigrants.

The policy pits liberal, union workers (who will benefit) against hard-core, amnesty types.

So a Pittsburg Democrat will be fighting with a San Francisco Democrat over whether this is a good idea.

In short, divide and conquer.

Let the political bloodsport begin.

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Here’s more from Breitbart…

President Donald Trump today joined with two GOP Senators to introduce his merit-based immigration reform, which is designed to help millions of Americans hurt by the nation’s current cheap-labor immigration policies.

The RAISE Act “will reduce poverty, increase wages and save taxpayers billions and billions of dollars,” Trump told reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. “This legislation demonstrates our compassion for struggling American families who deserve an immigration system that puts their needs first, and that puts America first.”

The current immigration system, said Trump:

has placed substantial pressure on American workers, taxpayers and community resources, and among those hit the hardest … are minority workers competing for jobs against brand new arrivals. It has not been fair to our people, to our citizens, to our workers … [this RAISE act] will give Americans a pay raise by reducing immigration… [and] it will restore the sacred bonds of trust between America and its citizens.

Democrats and their ethnic pressure groups are expected to oppose the immigration reform because they wish to increase the inflow of unskilled foreign migrants. Business groups also oppose the measure because it would raise wages and reduce the inflow of new welfare-aided consumers.

However, many polls show strong public support for cutting the annual inflow of immigrants and temporary blue-collar and white-collar foreign workers. That foreign inflow now adds up to almost 4 million people per year. The inflow has a huge economic impact on the 150 million Americans in the workforce, but especially on the 4 million young Americans who join the workforce each year.

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