(National Sentinel) Immigration Reform: Saying that “80 percent” of the country agrees with President Donald J. Trump on his immigration reform policies, conservative author and firebrand Ann Coulter said Tuesday the president should demand “on the record” votes over his policies to figure out “which Republicans to primary.”
Coulter was responding to the White House’s 70-point immigration reform plan that includes a path to legalization for so-called “Dreamers” but also calls for construction of Trump’s border wall, crackdowns on “sanctuary cities,” broad, stricter internal enforcement of immigration laws, and other border security measures.
Via Twitter, Coulter said Trump’s latest push to cut legal immigration, reduce the number of illegal alien children crossing the border, build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, and end family-based chain migration in exchange for allowing potentially millions of illegal aliens to remain in the U.S. “isn’t what Ann wants, but it would get 80% agreement from voters.”
Breitbart noted further:
Coulter said Congress should be holding votes on the immigration proposals in order to more readily decipher which House and Senate Republicans support pro-American immigration reforms like mandatory E-Verify, which prevent illegal aliens from taking U.S. jobs, and which Republicans oppose those reforms.
In some cases, Coulter praised Trump’s immigration priorities, including one that demands an end to the diversity visa lottery, where foreign nationals are randomly chosen to enter the U.S.
Coulter, in another post, applauded an initiative by the Trump administration to make E-Verify mandatory in order to prevent American workers from being replaced, as well as a plan to cut off all benefits to illegal aliens who are accused of or convicted of being gang members, and the construction of a border wall.
A study by Harvard scholar Roberto Gonzales by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) found that 73 percent of the illegal aliens who qualify for President Obama’s Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals — DACA — program are on some form of taxpayer-supported assistance.
One of Trump’s proposals to pay for his wall is to bill illegal aliens who are taking federal benefits, which Coulter called “a nice touch.”
Also, Trump’s plan would allow Dreamers to remain in the U.S. legally but does not provide a path to citizenship.
After Trump announced he was ending the program last month, he gave Congress six months to come up with a legislative solution to DACA. He has laid down the gauntlet with his proposal; we’ll see if the GOP is brave enough to do the right things and back the president’s play.
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