Donald Trump, according to Hamas-linked CAIR’s flood of press releases to the media, apparently thinks that certain immigrants are “trash,” metaphorically speaking. Not just unauthorized immigrants – ‘legal’ immigrants — specifically, those who come to the US on ‘diversity visas,’ after being selected in a random lottery for residents of countries that democrats have decided are underrepresented in the US immigration system as a whole.
(Like the Muslim ‘lottery’ immigrant in NYC who slammed his truck into non-Muslims on a bike path, killing 8 and injuring more, and the chain migration Muslim immigrant who tried to blow himself up and countless others in a NYC subway station this past week)
VOX Trump’s insistence on more enforcement to crack down on unauthorized immigration was shared by most of his rivals for the Republican nomination. But he did that by rejecting what had become the traditional establishment Republican way to talk about immigration: welcoming legal immigrants with one hand, while disparaging unauthorized immigration with the other.
But Trump has succeeded where they’ve failed: He’s found a message that gets to the core of why so many conservatives are ambivalent or hostile toward immigrants.” (Immigrants who don’t deserve to be here, other than by the luck of the draw, and aren’t subject to extreme vetting)
Refugees and asylum-seekers were a potential invading force, a “Trojan horse” who were taking government resources away from helping Americans. (Muslim) Immigrant families were refusing to assimilate. People on work visas — even the “high-skilled” immigrants other Republicans praised — were taking jobs from Americans thanks to the rapacity of tech billionaires.
Trump has succeeded in radically restricting the number of refugees (especially from Muslim countries) admitted to the United States.
Other executive orders that would crack down on legal immigrants — by admitting fewer guest workers, and making it easier to deport legal immigrants for using social services — haven’t yet been signed, though the administration appears to be looking for ways to accomplish the same things through regulation.
The piece of legislation that Trump has worked hardest to push is the RAISE Act — a bill sponsored by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), and reportedly co-drafted by Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller, that would slash legal immigration in certain categories without expanding it anywhere else.
Trump used the two most recent attacks in NYC to complain that certain kinds of legal immigration itself is a national security threat — a message he simply generalized on Friday, with his comments.
Trump said: “They give us their worst people, put them in a bin…they’re picking the worst of the worst (aka Muslim freeloaders, rapists, jihadists), congratulations, you’re going to the U.S.”