Trump RIPS “Chain Migration

Costs taxpayers $300 billion a YEAR while providing NO benefits to Americans

Ending insane Left-wing immigration policies that were established primarily to provide Democrats with millions of new voters was a cornerstone of Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign.

And less than a year into his first term, the president is making good on his pledge to end out-of-control immigration as we have long known it under previous administrations (and especially the Obama administration).

In addition to his promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border — which is progressing, by the way — Trump’s overall immigration policies of better border security, targeting “sanctuary cities” and improved interior enforcement of all immigration statues have resulted in dramatic decreases in illegal border crossings.

In August, the Washington Times reported that under Trump “huge increases” in arrests of “illegal immigrants inside the U.S.” were occurring, along with moving illegal immigration cases through courts more rapidly and halting migrants at the border:

At the border, the U.S. is on pace for the lowest number of apprehensions in four decades. That number is considered a rough yardstick for the overall flow, meaning a drop in the number of people caught signals a drop in the overall flow of illegal border crossings, officials say.

And while there has been a recent surge at the border again, overall Border Patrol, Customs, and ICE officials all say that the numbers are down.

Now, the president is attempting to crack down on another major aspect of immigration — so-called “chain migration,” a policy which allows extended family members to enter the U.S. to join a single legal migrant — even if they don’t have any skills and are destined to wind up collecting welfare benefits.

The White House released a package on Monday containing a series of slides and graphics that show just how bad — and expensive — chain migration is:

— 70 percent of all U.S. immigration was based entirely on “familial relations”

— In the last 10 years alone, the U.S. has permanently resettled “more immigrants on the basis of familial ties” than the combined populations of Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Cleveland, and San Francisco “combined”

— The number of immigrants allowed into the country under this policy is 9.3 million

— The cost of admitting all of these chain migration immigrants tops $300 billion annually

— Just one in 15 immigrants resettled every year with green cards is admitted to the U.S. on the basis of having a skill. (Related: Trump hails new immigration overhaul: Speak English and bring a SKILL with you.)

The White House notes further that under past policies there is “virtually no end to the ‘chain’ that can be tapped to enter the U.S.,” the Washington Examiner reported.

Also, once in the U.S., the majority of these immigrants become burdens on the U.S. taxpayer — at a time when the country’s national debt is above $20 trillion, more than a year’s worth of gross domestic product (which is now at $18.57 trillion).

“Despite being a modern economy, the United States awards most of its green cards on an antiquated system of family ties, not skill or merit,” told Breitbart News. “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,” the official continued.

In a speech to the FBI National Academy Graduation Ceremony last week, Trump addressed the problem.

“We’re calling for Congress to end chain migration and to end the visa lottery system, and replace it with a merit-based system of immigration,” he said to applause. “We want a system that puts the needs of American families, taxpayers, and security first.”

Earlier, Trump reversed Obama’s so-called “Dreamers” executive order, which deferred enforcement priorities for illegal aliens brought into the country by their parents. The president gave Congress six months to come up with a viable alternative.

Written by JD Heyes for and published by Natural News ~ December 19 2017.

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3 thoughts on “Trump RIPS “Chain Migration

  1. John Slagle

    Excellent informative article. Through several decades, Immigration enforcement agents have seen “up close and personal, the effects of “chain migration” from transnational criminals, MS-13 gangsters to Terrorist factions who have murdered countless American citizens in this nation . I’ve never been fond of ‘self serving’ elected politicians and “loathe” the entrenched political machines of both parties which are both dangerous and dishonest.

    A major FRAUD problem in this nation dismissed by “carpetbaggers”, open borders zealots are the voter ID laws which are by common sense measures being adopted by an increasing number of states. The usual suspects in both political parties claim voters, from poor racial minorities to immigrants, legal and illegal are being disenfranchised by a secure voter ID law. I always appreciated Mexico’s voting laws when confronting illegal aliens entering the U.S. after crossing the border during their countries national elections. Each person who voted in Mexico had a national voter ID, credula para votar, with name, photo and fingerprint proudly displayed. To prevent voter fraud, every voter was listed on a local register and a thumb print was taken using permanent ink. Voting is a very serious business in Mexico as with most nations in the world. The huge amount of illegal aliens crossing the border with “PURPLE and BLACK Thumbs was amazing and also confirmed that they will vote in any election, foreign or stateside if the political party caters to their needs.

    Re: Trumps Wall. Walls are very effective in many problem areas of the border from San Diego east and in other areas impractical due to terrain. Common sense factors. Strict enforcement of the 8 USC Immigration Laws under Trump is a major obstacle against illegal immigration and is as effective as a wall , a factor few Presidents have addressed , republican or democrat.

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  2. John Slagle

    Thanks Patriot for the link, the deep state is alive and festering along with the “swamp ” in D.C. re: MS-13 gangsters, there is nothing , pledged members will not do if directed. Torture, homicides and decapitations were commonplace by Mara Sals during the El Salvadorian Civil War and thanks to politicians, from coast to coast gangbangers were granted refugee status. Trusting the main stream media to be independent on any issue involving Trump will not happen .

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