White House Aides Ask Business for Immigration Wish List

Breitbart | 1/29/2019 | Staff
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White House aides are asking business groups — including advocates for the Koch network — what they want to include in a wall-for-amnesty immigration deal, according to Axios.

Axios reported:

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One of those officials said [top aide Jared] Kushner has almost exclusively been talking to Republicans to figure out what they want out of a reform package. His planning sessions are “about defining what we’re for, not what we’re against.”

“Right now [Kushner is] just trying to understand the Republican position so that we can take all those views to the president and he can make an informed decision,” the same official said on Tuesday.

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“This is more of a long-term policy process, not a resolution for the shutdown,” the official added. “And amnesty was not discussed at any of these meetings. This is really about how do we reform our broken immigration system.”

For more than a decade, Congress has grappled with the vast wishlist presented by investors, high-tech employers, the chambers of commerce, universities, seasonal employers, farmers, real-estate developers, immigration lawyers, and many other groups.

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But that wishlist is almost entirely the opposite of preferences held by the blue-collar voters who elected President Donald Trump in 2016 and by the white-collar votes who may defeat him in 2020.

For decades, employers and investors have argued that the immigration system is broken because it does not deliver them enough cheap workers and enough new consumers.

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Former President George W. Bush tried to reconcile investors’ open-ended demands for cheap workers and more consumers with the self-interest of the GOP by pushing for a law that would allow companies to hire an unlimited number of non-voting visa workers. Bush’s “any willing worker” plan was blocked, but Congress instead proposed the open-ended “Probationary Z Visa” in 2007. The Z visa plan offered work permits to all migrants who reached the...
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