The Trump / Jared Kushner immigration plan has NO CHANCE of passage thru the Democratic majority US House….
American has been unable to do immigration reform for decades….
Even Republicans Senator’s admit the President’s plan is just a publicity stunt….
Congress has not passed a major immigration bill in three decades, and efforts at comprehensive reform failed under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, both of whom emphasized the need to balance efforts to beef up enforcement with the need to expand legal pathways into the United States.
Trump’s administration has sharply curtailed the number of refugees in the country and has attempted repeatedly to strip asylum rights for a record number of Central American families that have crossed the U.S. border with Mexico.
Although Trump has voiced support for a pathway to citizenship for many of the nation’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants, he has sought to pair legalization efforts with tough enforcement provisions, including a border wall, more Border Patrol officers and changes to U.S. laws aimed at speeding up deportations.
The United States issues more than 1 million green cards each year granting foreigners legal permanent residency, of which about 140,000 are based on employment and the rest on family ties, refugees status and a diversity lottery.
The new White House plan would distribute more than half of the green cards to immigrants under a point system in which applicants are ranked on such criteria as professional skills, education levels, age and English ability, White House aides said.
Another criterion, aides said, would be “patriotic assimilation,” a concept that would favor immigrants who had shown an active interest in incorporating the nation’s culture and way of life. One administration official offered an example in which green-card applicants would be required to pass an exam based on a reading of George Washington’s farewell address or Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptist Association.
The White House proposal also would seek to address the mounting border crisis, where the surge of families have overwhelmed the U.S. immigration system. And aides said the plan would call for modernizing legal ports of entry to help prevent the flow of illicit drugs and human trafficking, while also proposing changes to make U.S. asylum laws stricter — something Democrats have resisted.
But the White House officials said the plan does not address the fate of up to 2 million younger immigrants, known as “dreamers,” who have lived in the country illegally since they were brought in as children.
Trump met with a dozen GOP senators at the White House last week and several emerged to characterized the plan as a “political document” that Republicans can rally around as Democrats seek to demonize the president on immigration ahead of the 2020 election.
The White House proposal is “not designed to become law,” Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), a Trump ally, said Wednesday at a news conference to unveil his own bill to deal with the border crisis.
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters that the White House has “not even talked to Democrats” about the plan and expressed doubt that it would win support from his party…..
The word is Trump’s trusty immigration ‘no’ guy Stephen Miller is against the plan….