Wow, can this really be? Is a sitting U.S. presidential administration actually launching a campaign to end our nepotistic system of chain migration?
President Donald Trump’s administration has launched a public campaign to push the Republican-controlled Congress to uphold the White House’s pro-immigration agenda by ending extended-family immigration into the United States….the Trump administration is looking to educate the American public on the issue of mass, legal immigration while also pressuring Republicans in Congress… to end the process by which new immigrants are currently allowed to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives with them to the U.S.Trump Admin Launches Campaign to End Extended-Family Immigration into U.S.By John Binder, Breitbart, December 17, 2017
In fact, the White House website has a document up entitled It’s Time to End Chain Migration
December 15, 2017) which says:
Most green cards in the United States are awarded based on an antiquated system of family ties, not skill or merit. This system of Chain Migration – whereby one immigrant can bring in their entire extended families, who can bring in their families and so on – de-skills the labor force, puts downward pressure on wages, and increases the deficit. Chain Migration also undermines national security, by failing to establish merit-based criteria for evaluating entrants into the United States – instead, familial relations are all that is required to obtain a green card and, in turn, become a voting U.S. Citizen within a short period of time, with access to Federal welfare and government benefits.
Visit the website here
. It also includes graphics and charts and statistics.
For example, it points out that “More than half of all immigrant headed households use one or more welfare programs.”
That’s an important fact to point out to your conservative/libertarian/small government types who think mass Third World immigration is compatible with their principles.
We are now at a strategic juncture in our history, and this might be the last time to end chain migration. So you might join the White House in promoting an end to chain migration.
As far as specific legislation goes, VDARE.COM can’t endorse it. But allow me to just point out that there is a pending bill in the Senate, S. 345
, the RAISE Act
), and a pending bill in the House, H.R. 3775
, Immigration in the National Interest Act (text here
), which would certainly be of interest in this context.