July 14, 2020
An adviser to Donald Trump’s reelection campaign told Fox News on Sunday that the President wants to “provide support” for DACA migrants and to import “the brightest and the best” foreign workers into U.S. jobs.
Fox News asked Mercedes Schlapp July 12 about Trump’s July 10 comments saying he would support an Executive Order or a draft immigration bill that provided some form of legalization to perhaps 750,000 DACA migrants. She answered:
Well, I don’t want to get ahead of the President, but let me tell you something; the President from Day One has talked about and has had results in making sure that we secure our border and build the wall, which has been a priority for this president.
And so, in essence, what the President has also been talking about is a merit-based immigration system, meaning that you protect American workers while at the same time bringing in the brightest and the best into our country.
Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies, described Schlapp’s answer as portraying the demand by business lobbyists for massive legal immigration as the only reasonable alternative to Democrats’ open-border plans. This either/or choice allows her to “memory-hole the choice of reducing immigration” that would allow Americans to get well-paying jobs, he said.
This article was posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 3:28 am