One of Trump’s main campaign promises was to build the wall, thereby stopping the illegal immigration that has created disastrous effects for our nation. By week one, Trump has already sent out an order to starting building the wall, and is brilliantly negotiating the cost of the wall with Mexico!
But Trump also understands that beyond building a wall, there is a sputtering economy and hard working Americans who are desperate to find a good paying job.
Thank to a leaked memo, we are now finding out Trump’s next plan to both slow down and protect the use of taxpayer funds, and to create jobs for American citizens.
The Washington Post reports that The Trump administration is considering a plan to weed out would-be immigrants who are likely to require public assistance, as well as to deport — when possible — immigrants already living in the United States who depend on taxpayer help, according to a draft executive order obtained by The Washington Post.
A second draft order under consideration calls for a substantial shake up in the system through which the United States administers immigrant and nonimmigrant visas overall, with the aim of tightly controlling who enters the country, and who can enter the workforce, and to reduce the social services burden on U.S. taxpayers.
The drafts are circulating among administration officials, and it is unclear whether President Trump has decided to move forward with them or when he might sign them if he does decide to put them in place.
While Trump’s immigration ban last week focused on national security and preventing terrorism, the new draft orders would be focused on Trump’s campaign promises to protect American workers and to create jobs, immediately restricting the flow of immigrants and temporary laborers into the U.S. workforce.
Trump wisely understands that there are times in a American’s life when they need some public assistance to get them back on their feet, but when the safety net comes with so many incentives, that attraction will only lead to more government dependency. That is not the intention of the safety net at all. It’s solely to help an American citizen who, through no fault of their own, lost their job, and gives them some time to search for their new employment. It’s not meant for illegal immigrants to use and become a ward of the United States.
WaPo goes on to note that the administration would be seeking to “deny admission to any alien who is likely to become a public charge” and develop standards for “determining” whether an immigrant can be deported after five years if that person receives a certain amount of public assistance, including Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Medicaid.
The second order, titled “Executive Order on Protecting American Jobs and Workers by Strengthening the Integrity of Foreign Worker Visa Programs” calls for “eliminating” the “jobs magnet” that is driving illegal immigration to the United States, according to a copy obtained by The Post.
The order would rescind any work visa provisions for foreign nationals found not to be in “the national interest” or in violation of U.S. immigration laws.
What do you think of these proposals? Do you think Trump should use and sign these executive orders?