Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told attendees to a Town Hall meeting on April 27 that ending chain migration or the immigration lottery program would be akin to closing the United States’ borders.
“The administration is trying to lower the amount of family reunification visas, lower the amount of diversity visa lotteries, literally creating the paper version of closing our borders,” said Ocasio-Cortez, apparently misunderstanding the definition of the word “literally.”
President Donald J. Trump and his administration have repeatedly favored merit based immigration systems, where skilled labor could be brought into the United States, over “family reunification visas” which allow for chain migration, where one immigrant comes and then is followed by a potentially unskilled family, and “visa lotteries,” which allow individuals with nothing to offer to the United States to enter simply because their name was essentially drawn out of a hat.
The president described the current immigration system as “very unfair to all those people who have gone through the system legally,” and said that “Immigration must be based on merit,” telling his Twitter followers that “we need people who will help to Make America Great Again!”
….Our Immigration policy, laughed at all over the world, is very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting on line for years! Immigration must be based on merit – we need people who will help to Make America Great Again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez went on, hands flailing wildly, telling the audience that “And know that that’s not just about preventing people from coming in, it’s about preventing us from reaching out, and really taking advantage of all the opportunities of an evolving society.”
She also claimed that refusing to allow chain migration and lottery based immigration will threaten the United States’ position as a “global leader.”
President Trump Preparing New Executive Order to Rescind DACA Amnesty After SCOTUS Decision
SCOTUS threw out the last one on procedural grounds.
White House sources have indicated that President Donald Trump is planning on signing a new executive order to terminate President Obama’s DACA amnesty program this week.
The Supreme Court had thrown out an earlier executive order to terminate the program in a court ruling last month, terminating the federal drive to enforce American immigration laws on supposed procedural inadequacies.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows suggested that the President would soon sign a new executive order to terminate the amnesty program, while speaking on Fox and Friends on Monday morning. “Starting this week, you’ll see executive orders, you’ll see business that actually goes forward from the Oval Office when Congress doesn’t act.”
The President has spoken openly of his intention to terminate DACA a second time after the Supreme Court’s arbitrary decision. The court’s ruling had established that the President has complete authority to terminate the amnesty for a selected population of almost a million illegal immigrants, expanded by President Obama without congressional approval in 2014.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2020
The court’s own ruling will likely prevent the judicial branch from overthrowing a second DACA termination executive order, having admitted that the federal government has every right to terminate the program that was implemented on a whim.
Liberal billionaire oligarchs such as George Soros and Charles Koch continue to fund an influence campaign to maintain the amnesty order, hoping to secure a status quo of open borders and weak immigration laws with the hopes of delivering a broad pool of affordable labor for large businesses and the American elite.
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