President Trump is once again shifting focus this week, as a new piece of immigration reform hits the congressional floor.
During the arduous campaign of 2016, then-candidate Trump made several promises regarding immigration reform that were key in seeing the businessman-turned-politican elected as President. First and foremost was the guarantee of a border wall between the United States and Mexico, a long standing hope of the American people that had been quashed by globalist-leaning democrats for ages.
This sovereignty-boosting goal of Trump’s was isolated and attacked by the political left as “racist” in an effort to brand the republican candidate some sort of bigot in order to demean his character. The democratic attacks on the President have remained in this realm of wild conjecture ever since.
Another promise that the President made was to overhaul our legal immigration system by installing new qualifications that would rearrange the priority of those looking to assimilate into American culture. Today, the President announced what he hopes to accomplish with this piece of reform.
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“Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) have been working with White House officials to revise and expand a bill released earlier this year that would halve the number of people who receive legal permanent residence over a decade.“‘As a candidate, I campaigned on creating a merit-based immigration system that protects U.S. workers and taxpayers and that’s why we are here today,’ he said, adding the measure would ‘reduce poverty, increase wages and save taxpayers billions and billions of dollars.’“Trump met with Cotton and Perdue in March to discuss the legislation, known as the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act.“’The RAISE Act helps realize President Trump’s vision of making America great again by making immigration great again as well. It provides a pathway for a modern, smarter immigration system while protecting those Americans struggling to make ends meet,’ said Dan Stein, president of Federation for American Immigration Reform.
“Roy Beck, president of NumbersUSA, added that the Cotton-Perdue bill will ‘do more than any other action to fulfill’ Trump’s campaign pledges on immigration.”
Trump has long been a fan of legal immigration, citing that those willing to assimilate fully to American culture are likely far more productive members of society than those looking for tax free work under a phony Social Security Number.
Opponents of the President, of which there are many, will likely cry “racism” once again. CNN, the fake news network leading the charge on the left, already attempted to skew the story with a headline reading “Trump Goes After Legal Immigration” on the mobile version of their front page; a much different headline than what was being run on their desktop site, once again providing us with evidence of their chicanery.