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