Mr. Trump obviously would not approve the immediate legalization provisions that vote-hungry Democrats want and that Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s fwd.us lobby backs. And Mr. Ryan, after lunch with Mr. Trump last week, insisted that enforcement must come first.
Mr. Ryan also backed the little-noticed 10th of Mr. Trump’s 10 points in his Phoenix speech: shifting legal immigration from extended-family reunification, mostly of low-skill immigrants, and setting aside many more places for high-skill immigrants “based on merit, skill, and proficiency.”
That resembles the point systems of Canada and Australia. As law professor F. H. Buckley points out, Canada, with one-tenth the U.S. population, admits about 160,000 immigrants y early under economic categories — more than the United States’ 140,000. As a result, immigrants in Canada, unlike here, have incomes above, not below, the national average.
Some serious Democrats agree with Mr. Trump. “Our immigration laws should be reoriented to favor immigrants with higher skills,” wrote Clinton administration policymaker William Galston in the Wall Street Journal on Nov. 2. Clinton treasury secretary and Obama economic adviser Lawrence Summers called for more high-skill immigration in an American Enterprise Institute talk Nov. 4.
It’s possible that almost all Republicans and some Democrats, especially senators facing re-election in 2018 in Trump states, might support a bill with tougher enforcement, deferred decisions on deporting or legalizing noncriminal illegals, and a shift toward high-skill immigration.
Who wants to argue for a lower-skill future population or against enforcement measures technologically less challenging than transactions Visa and MasterCard process every day?
Who wants to argue that criminal illegal aliens should not be deported and that “sanctuary cities” should not be able to block enforcement of federal immigration laws?
Democrats won’t be happy to abandon their goal of immediate legalization of what they hope will be millions more Democratic voters, and Mr. Zuckerberg’s tech buddies won’t be happy to abandon the H-1B visas that enable them to hire low-cost indentured servants and to have to pay market salaries to high-skill immigrants. But Mr. Trump and the GOP, if they play it right, might force that.
As you well know, the so called high-skilled immigration is NOT immigration at all.
These are non-immigrant guest workers whose future employer, in a premeditated manner, have purchased H-1B Hunting Licenses to hunt American jobs using the non-immigrant guest workers as ammunition.
They do this in the majority of cases to import workers who do not understand our laws, who will work extremely long hours for what seems like a reasonable salary, yet when you divide the salary by the hours, they are barely making a few dollars per hour.
In other words, they are cheap, compliant, indentured aka slave labor.
I for one thought we were better than this, yet the greed of our employers like zuckerberg and Janet Napolitiano amazes me.
But it is even worse than that.
When we deny our best paying jobs at our universities to our American Citizens, we are denying them the ability to work their way up the ladder beyond the old “Do you want paper or plastic with that?” type jobs.
Exactly how are we America the land of opportunity when we deny opportunity to our own citizens in favor of non-immigrant guest workers and crapweasel employers who will sell their own mother down the river of ???? without a paddle?