Dems Reject Trump’s Immigration Policy Before It’s Revealed

For the past 10 years, Democrats in Congress have been crying for immigration reform.

Yet, over the past 10 years the Democrats have failed to produce any kind of viable immigration plan other than giving every illegal alien amnesty and citizenship.

A year ago, both Democrats and Republicans talked about presenting an immigration policy, but neither side ever did what they said they were going to do.

Finally, President Trump has revealed his own immigration plan, one that conservatives believe to be fair.

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However, some Democrats opposed Trump’s immigration plan before it was ever revealed simply because it was from Trump.

Fox News – Trump unveils plan to ‘transform’ America’s immigration system, focus on high-skilled workersPresident Trump on Thursday unveiled a long-awaited immigration overhaul that would dramatically alter how the U.S. accepts people into the country, upending the system in order to favor admissions based on merit rather than family ties.

“If adopted, our plan will transform America’s immigration system into the pride of our nation and the envy of the modern world,” Trump said from the Rose Garden.

The proposal would judge immigrants with a points-based system that would favor high-skilled workers — accounting for age, English proficiency, education and whether the applicant has a well-paying job offer.

Currently, only about 12 percent of immigrants are admitted based on employment and skills, while 66 percent are admitted based on family connections inside the U.S. Administration officials estimate that those numbers would flip to 57 and 33 percent, respectively, under the Trump plan…

One the key points of Trump’s plan is to end the family-based entry program that has allowed about 65% of all illegal aliens to enter and stay in the US.

Trump’s plan will be more merit-based instead of relative-based.

It didn’t take House Squeaker Nancy Pelosi to declare Trump’s immigration policy as dead in the water.

Yet, some reports are saying that Trump is optimistic that Pelosi and other Democrats will eventually come around and pass his immigration plan.

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