July 15, 2017

THE KING COTTON BILL:

Trump crafting plan to slash legal immigration : Senior aide Stephen Miller has been working with conservative senators to make good on Trump's campaign promise. (ELIANA JOHNSON and JOSH DAWSEY, 07/12/2017, Politico)

Donald Trump and his aides are quietly working with two conservative senators to dramatically scale back legal immigration -- a move that would mark a fulfillment of one of the president's biggest campaign promises.

Trump plans to get behind a bill being introduced later this summer by GOP Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia that, if signed into law, would, by 2027, slash in half the number of legal immigrants entering the country each year, according to four people familiar with the conversations. Currently, about 1 million legal immigrants enter the country annually; that number would fall to 500,000 over the next decade.

The senators have been working closely with Stephen Miller, a senior White House official known for his hawkish stance on immigration. The issue is also a central priority for Steve Bannon, the president's chief strategist, who has several promises to limit immigration scribbled on the walls of his office.

They always pretend it is the illegality that bothers them, but it is only ever about the the racial mixing.

Posted by at July 15, 2017 8:01 AM

  

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