Tuesday, June 19, 2018

AMNESTY WATCH: President Trump to Meet Today With GOP Reps To Talk Amnesty, Wall, Immigration

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President Donald Trump will meet with House GOP legislators on Tuesday to talk about the two pending amnesty bills in the House, White House officials say.
Trump will likely use the meeting to show legislators that he is willing to take the political gamble of supporting the two bills, both of which combine sweeping changes in immigration laws plus cuts to immigration numbers with an unpopular amnesty.
The first bill offers work-permits for 700,000 illegals, and the so-called “moderate” bill offers amnesty to a population at least 1.8 million illegals plus green cards for a few hundred thousand foreign guest-workers.
Both bills implement most of Trump’s Four Pillars reform because they are written by the same team of staffers in the House judiciary committee, chaired by Rep. Bob Goodlatte. The bills provide $25 billion for a border wall, closure of several border-wall loopholes, cuts to chain-migration, and end the diversity visa lottery.
Both bills cut immigration by at least two million foreigners over the next decade, even as they also redistribute the freed-up green cards from the excluded migrants to the resident population of illegals and guest-workers.
However, Trump repeatedly denounced an amnesty during his pro-American campaign in 2016 — and the populist reaction to his support for the bills may wreck his 2018 midterm plans and sink him in 2020.
Read the rest from Neil Munro HERE.

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