OPINION| Lawrence David| House Speaker Nancy Pelosi can howl all she wants, and activist lower court judges can gnash their teeth over President Trump’s decision to suspend immigration into the United States, but they cannot stop it.
On Monday evening, Trump tweeted his intentions to put an end to immigration, at least temporarily, to prevent further spread of coronavirus, that originated in Wuhan China.
The president is equally determined to do everything he can to protect American workers who have lost their jobs in recent weeks due to the forced shutdowns mandated by state governors.
Earlier this month an Ipsos poll, reported on by Breitbart, found that a vast majority of Americans favored at least a pause in immigration while actions taken by various state governors, to contain the spread of the Wuhan virus, was causing unemployment to skyrocket.
The poll found that seventy-nine percent of Americans were in favor of closing our borders, immediately. That goes well beyond the president’s travel bans that were put in place against Chinese, Iranian, and European travelers.
With the Great Depression having left millions of American workers unemployed, the U.S. stabilized its legal immigration admissions below 100,000 a year, for the 15 years between 1931 and 1945.
Legal immigration did not climb to more than 360,000 admissions until 1967 — two years after Welfare (1964) and the Hart-Celler Immigration Act (1965) was signed into law by then-President Lyndon B. Johnson, a Democrat.
Shortly after the passage of these two bills, in 1966, Columbia university professors Richard Cloward and Francis Fox Piven, outlined a strategy to overload the system and create so much poverty that the United States would become a social-welfare state.
The Cloward-Piven plan was to institute socialism following an financial crisis, with economic and political power concentrated at the top with far fewer freedoms than we enjoy today.
President Trump is well aware of the damage that unfettered immigration has caused with suppressed wages and job losses for American citizens… and so too do American workers…
A Rasmussen survey found that more than six-in-ten Americans say it is better that businesses raise wages to recruit American workers than to import foreign workers.
Additionally, that survey found that 57 percent of Americans say the country already has enough talented people to take high-salary white-collar jobs and does not need more so-called “high-skilled” foreign workers.
Despite activist judges’ attempts to circumvent President Trump’s broad Constitutional authority over immigration early in his administration, that issue is now settled.
In June 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed the president’s control over legal immigration. In Trump v. Hawaii, the court stated that presidents have extraordinarily broad discretion to admit or exclude foreign nationals from the U.S. when they believe doing so is in the national interest.
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