President Trump promised he would put America first when he was elected.
And he’s delivering… even if that means bypassing washed-up House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to make it happen.
Case in point? Trump’s latest move to solve the growing immigration crisis. Something Trump plans to solve that will help America AND legal immigrants the follow the rules.
And while most politicians like Pelosi in D.C. choose to ignore it or simply brush it off… President Trump has been working tirelessly to fix it.
And after a year of trying to just secure the border, he’s putting his own plan of action into play for immigration.
As first reported by The Hill, the president just revealed a new plan that would turn immigration into a “merit-based” system which favors highly skilled workers over migrants with family members already living here.
Pelosi’s response? According to The Hill, “dead on arrival.”
The question is whether a plan of this sort will make it past Congress or not, or whether Trump is using this as ammo against the Democrats.
In his announcement, Trump stated, “Today we are present a clear contrast… Democrats are proposing open borders, lower wages and, frankly, lawless chaos. We are proposing an immigration plan that puts the jobs, wages and safety of American workers first.”
The president also explained that he would use his “common sense” plan to show how unreasonable Democrats are during the 2020 elections if they do not meet him half way on this…
“If for some reason, possibly political, we can’t get the Democrats to approve this merit-based, high-security plan, then we will get it approved immediately after the election when we take back the House, keep the Senate and, of course hold the presidency… One of the reasons we will win is because of our strong, fair and pro-American immigration policy,” stated Trump.
According to The Hill, Trump wants to convey how his plan would transform the U.S. immigration system, and explained it would not raise or lower the number of people granted permanent residence, but instead change the makeup of the immigrant population by giving priority to skilled workers or high-achieving students.
Trump later noted, “We discriminate against genius. We discriminate against brilliance. We won’t anymore once we get this passed.”
Keep in mind, this would be a tough argument to beat from the Democrats as President Trump is no longer talking about closing immigration. He’s simply reforming it to fit his campaign promise of making America great again.