Trump Says Shut Down Muslim Immigration
“Donald Trump is now calling for an end to all Muslim immigration into the United States,” says The Atlantic.
“In a written statement late Monday afternoon, the Trump campaign said the Republican frontrunner wanted a ‘total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.’ As backing, Trump cited a controversial six-month-old survey from the right-wing Center for Security Policy finding that one-quarter of U.S. Muslim respondents believed that violence against Americans was justified as part of global jihad and that a slim majority ‘agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah.’”
Other GOP Candidates Say Limit, Not Ban Muslim Immigration
“Presidential candidates Sens. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are demanding a halt to immigration from Muslim nations with jihadist movements,” Breitbart News reported.
“Their fellow contender, Sen. Marco Rubio, did not call for curbs to Muslim immigration in his live response to the President address on Fox News – a response promoted by Rubio’s campaign.”
The Conservative Case for Halting All Immigration
“Immigration is not good for America. At least, not anymore. Immigration has benefitted our nation a great deal and it certainly can do so again, but as long as our current rules are in place, immigration can only hurt our country. Whether your ancestors came over on the Mayflower or you became a citizen yesterday, an American is an American is an American,” Townhall.com says.
“However, even though that’s true, the presumption of our immigration laws seems to be that any person, from any culture, of any educational status, from any country is just as likely to come to America, fit in and become a productive citizen. That idea is ridiculous on its face.”
Why Japan Is Much Better Off Than The U.S.
“Without birthright citizenship, Japan can’t engineer an immigration boom to offset its population loss. With conservative politicians in perennial control of Japan’s government, there is little chance that the country will make big changes to its policies any time soon,” says open border supporter Noah Smith.
Sanders Makes More Anti-Enforcement Promises
“Sen. Bernie Sanders pledged during a live telecast Monday to end the detention of LGBTQ undocumented immigrants as part of his immigration policy, if he’s elected president,” USA Today says.
“The Vermont independent, running for the Democratic presidential nomination, made the pledge in response to a question from a transgender woman who was among undocumented immigrants gathered at his Washington campaign office to discuss his “Families First” immigration plan.”
State Level Guest Worker Programs?
“By embracing a more federalist approach that gives states flexibility to craft their own immigration policies. This might sound radical but the under-reported story is that states have already been trying to do this and Canada did it 18 years ago. Even Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), who has torpedoed many a reform effort, praised Canada’s provincial program at a Heritage Foundation event last year as a model for America because it allows an orderly matching between foreign workers and local labor needs,” says open border supporter Shikha Dalmia.
“Thanks to an improving Mexican economy and aggressive immigration enforcement, net illegal migration from Mexico to America has dropped to zero, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. The upshot is crucial gaps in the construction, cleaning, landscaping, farming, crab fishing, hotel, tourism, restaurant, and many other local industries that have been relying on undocumented labor since existing visa programs for low-skilled foreign workers are either woefully inadequate or unusable.”
Even Immigration Supporters Are Wary of EB-5
“When a trade journal publishes a sharply critical editorial on an element of its own trade, outsiders should pay attention. Immigration Daily is a website written by and for immigration lawyers. As one would expect, it generally takes a mas-migration point of view, and it is critical of what it sees as inappropriate attempts to limit immigration (though it has been known to reprint a blog or two of mine),” says David North.
“In this context, Immigration Daily’s searing criticism of the current EB-5 program, much of which will expire on December 11 unless Congress does something about it, is of particular importance.”