Trump Score Card
LEGAL IMMIGRATION: B
Since 2000 legal immigration to the United States accepts approximately 1,000,000 per year. Immigration led to a 57.4% increase in foreign born population from 1990 to 2000. About 51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit compared to only 30% for native-led households.
It is worth noting that nearly 1/2 of the world's population — more than 3 billion people — are extremely poor as they live on less than $2.50 a day. So the question is....how many of these 3 billion people should America let into the country would be satistactory for supporters of mass immigration.
7/17/17: The Department of Homeland Security issued up to 15,000 visas allowing U.S. companies to hire temporary, non-agricultural workers, To qualify for the H-2B visas, hiring companies must attest under the penalty of perjury that they are “likely to suffer irreparable harm” without the influx of workers, the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement said. This was an about face decision by President Trump after pushing for a "Hire American" theme.
8/2/17: President Donald Trump introduced a bill called The Raise Act, to create a new legal immigration formula for the United States, which he says emphasizes merit in an effort to protect American workers and the American economy. "I campaigned on creating a merit-based immigration system that protects U.S. workers and taxpayers," [This bill] will reduce poverty, increase wages and save taxpayers billions and billions of dollars." The Trump administration’s goal is to prevent low-skilled American workers from being undercut by immigrants with a comparable level of expertise. Sen. Cotton said the current system places "great downward pressure on people who work with their hands and work on their feet.". The bill among other things requires immigrants to learn English and 5-year ban on welfare for immigrants. Why do we give the President a high grade for this proposed bill? Simple....everybody wins, including immigrants. Trump has challenged immigrants to come to America well prepared to help compete with native Americans. It is a healthy proposition which motivates people to work hard and compete with each other for success. It pushes immigrants to demonstrate skills (including the most basic of speaking English) that contribute to America's economy.
8/17/17: The Trump administration shut down yet another Obama-era program — this one created to give Central American minors fleeing poverty and gang violence in their homeland temporary legal status in the United States. The “CAM parole” program was established in 2014 in response to a surprise spike in the number of unaccompanied minors and families entering the country from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. The program allowed minors who did not make the cut for “refugee status” to enter the U.S. on a two-year, renewable parole if they had a parent already legally in the country.
8/19/17: The Trump administration has implemented a new rule that allows officials to demand five years' worth of social media profiles and 15 years of biographical information as part of a visa application. This makes all the sense on the world. Why let in immigrants who have anti American views on their social media pages?