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Fri May 24, 2019, 03:45 PM

Harrop: Trump's immigration policy is cruel and phony

You’d think from all the bombast and military shows at the border that Donald Trump is truly dedicated to ending illegal immigration. His apparent choice of Ken Cuccinelli as immigration “czar” would seem to cement the impression. The immigration hardliner espouses policies that are both cruel — denying citizenship to American-born children of undocumented immigrants — and truly stupid — letting companies fire employees who don’t speak English at work.

Trump, however, blew his cover following his release of an actually sensible immigration proposal. The plan would scale back family-based immigration in favor of a preference for foreigners with needed skills. Good idea. Canada does it. But something was definitely missing: a means to stop employers from hiring workers without papers.

The system to do that is already in place. It’s called E-Verify. E-Verify is a database that enables companies to quickly check a prospective new hire’s right to work in this country.

Paging Donald Trump. Paging Donald Trump.

Asked on Fox News whether his immigration proposals would include E-Verify, Trump responded that it could “possibly” be part of it. “E-Verify is so tough that in some cases, like farmers, they’re not, they’re not equipped for E-Verify,” he said.

Oh, really? Does Trump think farmers don’t have laptops?

As long as foreigners can get jobs in the U.S. paying many times what they do back home, they’re going to come here. You can’t blame them for trying. Many of us would do the same. Meanwhile, our undocumented immigrants are overwhelmingly good people. They all deserve humane treatment.


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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 04:11 PM

1. The immigration issue is a positive for the GOP simply because they are a racist party. You don't

look very hard to see who that is the case. They (GOP) love to point to Lincoln as their defender of racism but the contemporary GOP has been racist for decades and since Obama it has been in your face racism. Many young people do not realize that all of the South and most of the Midwesr became Republician as a result of the Civil Right Laws of the 60's (The Southern Strategy). They loved to play the "Separate but equal" card in order to justify their White Privilege.

I think our treatment of immigrants since Trump will be seen as a smear on our nation by historians. What worries me is I see many young people, who are normally very idealistic, carrying the banner for Trump (Texas) with pride.

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Sat May 25, 2019, 02:12 AM

2. tRump is simply protecting his own hiring practices.

Not too long ago, he purged undocumented workers from his golf courses and hotels that had worked for him for many years. Perhaps laying the ground work for his "new" immigration policy?

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