Congress seeks to thwart the will of the people on immigration reform

Washington Post:
Lawmakers, wary of forestalling a deal, urge Trump to scale back immigration demands

Members of both parties said the president should narrow the focus of the debate to legalizing the “dreamers” and beefing up border security rather than slashing legal immigration levels.
Democrats want to keep the current flawed system rather than move to a merit-based colorblind system.  The current system has very little political support among voters, but Democrats like it because they see it as a vehicle for importing future Democrats rather than helping the country with more able immigrants. 

The GOP does not like the broader group of people covered by the dreamer proposal.  Black men especially oppose the current system which they see as bringing in people who compete with them for jobs.  Republicans would be wise to help these Americans that Democrats are taking for granted.


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