President Donald Trump has chosen to formally end President Barack Obama’s legally flawed “DACA” amnesty for 800,000 young illegal immigrants, according to Politico.
The leak to Politico comes from two officials, according to the Politico article.
President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking.
Trump’s decision will enrage business interests, progressives, and the corporate media, and some business-friendly GOP leaders, like House Speaker Paul Ryan. But the decision will be very popular among the majority of Americans.
Many polls show that Americans sympathize with illegals, but also greatly prefer that immigration laws be used to make sure that Americans workers are not hurt by the corporate hiring of cheap illegal immigrants.
Trump is expected to add to his Tuesday announcement of the program’s demise with a request for Congress to pass pro-American immigration reform, like the popular Raise Act merit immigration bill.
According to Politico:
In a nod to reservations held by many lawmakers, the White House plans to delay the enforcement of the president’s decision for six months, giving Congress a window to act, according to one White House official. But a senior White House aide said that chief of staff John Kelly, who has been running the West Wing policy process on the issue, “thinks Congress should’ve gotten its act together a lot longer ago.”
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Trump’s pending Raise Act reform would limit the influx of lower-skilled immigrants who are now coming into the country via “chain migration” family reunification rules. His reform would likely save $1 trillion in long-term aid, education, welfare, retirement, and spending for every decade the influx is halved, according to a recent estimate. The reduced taxpayer spending means lower revenue forecasts for businesses.
The Trump reform could also help many Americans and their children get better jobs at higher wages, business groups admit.
Each year, four million Americans turn 18 and start looking for well-paying jobs.
And, each year the government gives Green Cards to about 1 million legal immigrants. It also gives almost 3 million short-term work permits to foreign workers. The permits include roughly 330,000 one-year OPT permits for foreign graduates of U.S. colleges, about 200,000 three-year H-1B visas for foreign white-collar professionals, and about 400,000 two-year permits to DACA illegals.