Wilcox: When the Swamp Tackles Immigration, America’s Interests Are Ignored

Breitbart | 1/26/2019 | Staff
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The current standoff between President Trump and Democrats in Congress over a physical barrier on our southern border is not your typical Washington budget fight. The stakes are enormous: the future of border security, the path of our immigration policy and the kind of nation we will pass on to our children hang in the balance.

While we are fortunate to have some elected leaders who advocate passionately for immigration enforcement, a disappointing phenomenon seems to occur without fail. The longer immigration policy is haggled over in Washington, the momentum of the debate inevitably creeps away from what is best for America and toward legislation that favors mass migration, lax border enforcement and amnesty for those living here illegally.

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President Trump deserves an enormous amount of credit as the most forceful agent for immigration enforcement we have seen in the modern era of the presidency. Without his emphasis on the immigration issue during his campaign and up to the present day, the nation’s problems with open borders would likely not be at the forefront of the current public debate.

That said, even with the President’s willingness to shut down the federal government to get a physical barrier at the border, the terms of the debate are shifting away from what the country desperately wants and needs. While tirelessly advocating for a border wall, President Trump recently tweeted to H1-B holders in the U.S. that changes are coming soon that include “a potential path to citizenship.” Why is this even being suggested, given that a pillar of the President’s campaign was more jobs for Americans? The notion that there are not enough American workers in STEM fields has long been debunked.

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In the last immigration-dominated budget fight nearly a year ago, President Trump talked about the four pillars of his immigration framework. They included border...
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