While I appreciate your 70-point immigration proposal, I have to say I am still opposed to any amnesty for Dreamers or anyone else currently here illegally.
I urge you to not sign any relevant spending legislation that does not fund the border requests listed in the White House’s FY2018 proposed budget. For too long, the federal government has ignored border security, and I’m confident that the President’s request for funding would reduce illegal immigration at the border and strengthen national security.
As a candidate, you often made reference to draining the swamp. As laudable as this goal may be, the “swamp” exists because the federal government has become so gigantic, so invasive, and so all-encompassing that anyone who wishes to get anything done in this country must necessarily apply to Washington at some point — either for help or permission. Draining the swamp, therefore, isn’t enough: You must eliminate it completely. Draining it will only create a vacuum, and nature abhors a vacuum.
As a candidate, you made numerous promises regarding illegal immigration, including building a wall. Clearly, you are not going to make good on that promise any time soon.
As a candidate, you made references to vote fraud as a serious issue in the United States. I agree, which is why I applauded your executive order establishing a commission to investigate vote fraud.
During your campaign, opponents claimed that you would get us into World War III. I not only scoffed at the idea, and pointed out your many statements about disengaging the U.S. from the role of world policeman, but reminded them that the horrible foreign policy track records of the Clintons and our past presidents argued for “business as usual” should you not be elected.
Thank you for endorsing national concealed carry reciprocity during your campaign. But now Michael Bloomberg is plotting to kill S. 446 and H.R. 38 by splitting Republicans with a $25 million campaign utilizing fake activists and fake news.
Thank you for your administration’s decision to rescind the DAPA program and the extended DACA program that were put in place by President Obama. While it is disappointing that any president would actively seek to subvert U.S. law and the will of Congress, I am glad that you have made sure that they will not take effect.
I urge you to not sign any relevant spending legislation that does not fund the border requests listed in the White House’s FY2018 proposed budget. For too long, the federal government has ignored border security, and I’m confident that the results of your request for funding would reduce illegal immigration at the border and strengthen national security.
I was concerned by your recent statements to the Economist where you said that you did not want to reduce legal immigration levels. These statements contradict your Joint Address to Congress when you said, “Protecting our workers also means reforming our system of legal immigration. The current, outdated system depresses wages for our poorest workers, and puts great pressure on taxpayers.”