The merit-based immigration policy proposed today by Pres Trump (he also proposed it in 2017), is not new, it’s how the immigration system used to work in America before politicians, mainly democrats, RUINED IT. How do I know? Because my father who came to the US in the 60’s entered under the merit system!
Many times in family discussion when immigration comes up the story is told how my grandfather (mothers father) had to sign for my father to come to the US from Italy. My grandfather had to vouch for my father that he was educated, had a job and place to live. My father spoke broken English, he had to go to night school to read, write and LEARN American history to EARN his citizenship. Democrats are against this, they want open border policy for anyone to enter and do as they please. Look at the mess they’ve created where we now have the equivalent of the population of Orlando FL entering the US every two months, or haven’t you noticed how widespread it is now to “dial #1 for English” and seeing bilingual commercials, ads and signage?
As for my great grandparents on my mothers side, they came through Ellis Island. They had something to offer America. When they came here they didn’t speak English but had to learn to get work otherwise they wouldn’t have money for food as there was NO welfare system. As a matter of fact BOTH of my great-grandfathers came to the US first saved their money and then sent for the rest of their families when they had homes and income to support them! They didn’t come here expecting a nation to assimilate to them, as we have today, because if you don’t you are labeled a racist and bigot. No, my Italian ancestors ASSIMILATED to American culture to the degree that English, once learned, was spoken in the home! They were proud to be Americans, entrepreneurs, hard-working people in construction who built roads and bridges some of you on the East Coast have probably traveled on!
The Left like clockwork wants to make this immigration plan about racism, bigotry and the Presidents alleged unfounded ties to White Nationalists. That couldn’t be further from the truth, fact is NO ONE has a right to come to the US. This govt like any govt has the right to decide who does and doesn’t enter. You have to have something to offer this country to make it better. The Left is against such policy, they want the US to be nothing but an entitlement welfare provider for immigrants (legal and illegal) who are immediately tagged and pandered as minorities to increase democrat voters rolls. That’s all the Left cares about when it comes to immigration, “how can we make these people vote for us”.
Do not fall for the Left’s lies, a merit-based system is the right way to handle immigration. Limits, quotas, should be in place, anyone entering should be able to speak English and care for themselves. Those on the Left against this proposal are showing their cards again, they can’t defend their position against this policy so they pull the racism and bigotry card. Don’t bend a knee to these people. They don’t care about you, and they most definitely don’t care about the immigrants (legal and illegal) coming to this country. It’s all about money power and control to them.