Let’s assume for a moment that “illegal” immigration is as much a crisis as President Trump wants us to believe.
And let’s consider the reality that the majority of all those undocumented immigrants who are such a problem didn’t sneak across the border. They came here legally, found jobs, joined family members or otherwise found it worth the risk to overstay their visas or work permits.
So what does our president propose?
He says: Let’s cut legal immigration in half. And let’s do it by making it more difficult for aspiring immigrants to join family members in the United States and ratcheting down the arbitrary and unworkable caps on employment-based visas.
Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Let’s take the major reasons undocumented immigrants are undocumented – and make them worse.
What are they thinking?
The wealth of nations comes from labor and trade
I built a successful business in a border state. I served two terms as governor of a border state. I have watched virtually every day of my adult life as the flow of labor and commerce between two nations creates jobs, builds wealth and enriches lives.