This may still come as a surprise to many who remain plugged into the mainstream media, but the Trump Administration isn’t anti-immigration. They’re anti-illegal immigration, just like they’re against any laws being broken. Unfortunately, since that particular law is prohibiting the DNC from importing new unwitting voters who haven’t yet become privy to their lies, they’re dead set against anything that might slow down their future supporters.
The current administration inherited a whole load of problems, all stemming from the lax immigration policies of the former administration. The welfare programs are overburdened, drugs are flooding the streets, and gang violence stats are at an all-time high. That’s what happens when immigrants enter the country illegally and break laws while abusing welfare systems. None of that touches the potential terrorist threat that insecure borders and chain migration bring us.
The Trump administration has made a big deal about wanting to put an end to the immigration problem. Both the administration and the Trump family are being scrutinized for being pro-legal immigration. This is especially ludicrous, considering that the First Lady is an immigrant. That connection to another country is what the New York Times is trying to use to criticize the First Couple. According to recent reports, the First Lady’s parents want a more permanent address in the United States, and liberals are criticizing the First Family for helping them get it.
“WASHINGTON — The parents of the first lady, Melania Trump, have obtained lawful permanent residency in the United States, a lawyer for the couple confirmed Wednesday, but it remains unclear how or when the couple received their green cards.
The lack of clarity about when and how Viktor and Amalija Knavs obtained their legal residencies raises questions about whether the couple secured their residency through family-based immigration, which President Trump calls chain migration and has said he wants to restrict. Immigration experts said it would have been the most direct, and most likely, way for Mrs. Trump’s parents, formerly of Slovenia, to get their green cards.”
This is an attempt to point out a double standard on the part of the First Family. There are a couple of problems with that argument; the first is that the chain migration law hasn’t been reversed yet, and while it’s probably a bad policy in the grand scheme of things, it’s still in effect.
The only reason that it is being reversed would be to keep potential terrorist out, and if the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces had a personal interview with a person and believed them to be of no threat to the United States, that’s probably good enough for most of us. That brings us to the second point; the President is allowed to overrule and make exceptions. We accept that the President is authorized to pardon proven criminals, we should also recognize that he’s allowed to put his stamp of approval on an immigrant.
No one has provided any evidence that the President’s in-laws shouldn’t enter the country, just that they want to make a political statement about their being immigrants.
“Their immigration lawyer, Michael J. Wildes, declined to offer any details.
‘It’s a privilege to help this family, but I have to respect their privacy as well,’ Mr. Wildes said in a brief interview.
‘Immigration is in our DNA,’ he added. ‘We have to take great pride, no matter where somebody hails from, in that legacy.’
Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, wrote in an email that she would not comment on Mrs. Trump’s parents because ‘they are not part of this administration, and deserve their privacy.’ The Washington Post first reported the Knavses’ immigration status.
Under family-based immigration, adult American citizens can petition for residency for their parents, adult married children and siblings. Mr. Trump would limit that to spouses and children under 21.
In the Knavses’ case, Mrs. Trump, who became a citizen in 2006 after obtaining a green card, would have sponsored them.’
It also might have been possible, Mr. Johnson said, for the Knavses, both in their 70s, to obtain residency through an investment visa or a work visa, although the latter would involve employer sponsorship. Mr. Knavs, a former traveling car salesman, and Mrs. Knavs, who used to design patterns for children’s clothes, both appear to be retired.”
The extended family of the leader of the free world wants to live in the United States, and it’s a front-page issue because the President has taken a hard line on unvetted and illegal immigrants entering the United States.
We should use this as a demonstration of the fact that President Trump is pro-legal immigration. The only way that we can ensure the United States will remain the desired home address of both the rich and poor is if we keep it safe and use a well-balanced economy.
The only way we can tell the world to give us ” . . . your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” is if there’s rest for the weary, jobs for the poor and freedom to be breathed. That only happens if we take security seriously. There are velvet ropes for a reason, and no one, certainly not the President of the United States, should be shamed for extending a welcome to a legal immigrant who follows the rules of the host country.