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Jared Kushner on a Mission to Increase Legal Immigration

President Trump was elected because many Americans thought the culture and the country they know was changing so fast that it was disappearing.

Part of this was a concern not just with the massive amount of illegal immigration, but the unending flow of legal immigrants, at about one million per year, who must be absorbed into the culture.

Sure, the Chamber of Commerce and the Koch brothers want more cheap labor. But average Americans are smarter and understand that you can’t kill the goose that keeps laying the golden eggs.

At some point, if you don’t protect the culture, you get a country that doesn’t fully appreciate or understand it and starts calling for things like, you know, socialism. I doubt that Chamber of Commerce is going to like that very much.

Oh, wait. Maybe “some point” is NOW.

According to Politico:

Even as President Donald Trump threatens to shut down the southern border, his administration is quietly working on a plan to expand some forms of legal immigration into the U.S.  Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has been working for months on a proposal that could increase the number of low- and high-skilled workers admitted to the country annually, four people involved in the discussions told POLITICO.

The low-profile effort to allow more legal immigrants into the U.S. cuts a stark contrast to Trump’s increasingly dramatic efforts to curb illegal immigration, an issue he speaks about daily and describes as a national crisis. But Trump himself has publicly said he also supports higher levels of legal immigration, a priority generally supported by a business community short on skilled workers. 

The effort began in January when Kushner started to convene a series of meetings with dozens of advocacy groups, including business and agriculture organizations. Some, though not all of them, openly support the expansion of legal immigration. It has continued in recent weeks with a smaller four-person White House working group led by Kushner, and could generate a proposal for Congress by summer.

5 Responses to Jared Kushner on a Mission to Increase Legal Immigration

  1. Legal immigration is fine, good for them and good for us. The big hurdle is who decides.
    Of course we’d like those who are educated, are able to speak English, or willing to learn, and of good character.
    What we have now invading our country are people looking for a better life than they had in their homeland – free food, free educations for their children, free housing, medical care and yet, offer nothing to the citizens of the USA in return.
    When we see published photos of the current invaders they look OK, wearing clean modern clothing, tennis shoes and carrying a cell phone. What we don’t see is anyone who has ever used an ATM, children who know what a crayon is and how it’s used, skilled laborers or educated workers, and that’s the biggest hurdle.
    We can expect that by the time of the second generation, these illegal aliens will have assimilated, somewhat, into our American society, but that’s years from now.
    We need to stop these invasions NOW.

    • They will NEVER assimilate, never, and we have too many of them as it is. The border needs to be closed, avocados be damned.

  2. Lower the standards for ‘legal immigration’- a repeat of the 1965 Immigration Act. Just what terminal America would choose. And it really helps that the son-in-law advisor to the President is pulling in the opposite direction.

  3. I doubt there is a reasonable person that doesn’t see the benefits of legal organized immigration.
    The problem is that fixing our immigration system does the dems no good. The DACA kids are one of their favorite pawns. They trot them out every time immigration comes up, but have no interest in fixing their situation. The poor folks allegedly fleeing violence in Central America look like some out a save the children ad, and dems use that to tug heart strings…it’s all BS…