Monday, February 12, 2018
The White House’s Immigration Framework Would Eviscerate Immigration from Latin America, Africa, and Asia
Read this Center for American Progress report on the title ("The White House’s Immigration Framework Would Eviscerate Immigration from Latin America, Africa, and Asia"). The conclusion:
"Combined with efforts to raise the barriers to family reunification for to working-class immigrants and institute multiple Muslim and refugee Muslim and refugee bans by executive order, the Trump administration is deliberately chiseling away at the ability of certain people to enter the United States. Drastic cuts to our refugee resettlement program, reducing the target for resettlement from 110,000 refugees to a historic low of 45,000 similarly close the door to people seeking humanitarian protection in our country. The White House framework does not discuss changes to refugee and asylee admissions, thus they are excluded from the analysis. The extent of cuts would likely be greater if they were included.
Rather than “Make America Great Again,” the Trump administration’s immigration framework is really trying to make America white again. Congress shouldn’t take the bait. It should focus on the task at hand—protecting Dreamers—rather than remaking the entirety of American immigration policy."