Trump, U.S. needs RAISE Act, wall before anything else

Sept. 14, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President today issued the following statement urging Congress to adopt the RAISE Act and build the wall before any consideration of DACA or any other illegal immigrants residing in the U.S. and responding to President Donald Trump’s statements in Ft. Myers, Fla. that “Very important is the wall. We have to be sure the wall isn’t obstructed because without the wall I wouldn’t do anything… It doesn’t have to be here but they can’t obstruct the wall if its in a budget or anything else” and “If there’s not a wall, we’re doing nothing” and “We’re not looking at citizenship. We’re not looking at amnesty. We’re looking at allowing people to stay here…”:

“We are pleased that the President sees no path to citizenship on DACA and is standing firm on getting the wall done as a precondition to any discussion. The American people elected President Donald Trump to enforce the nation’s immigration laws, secure the border and to end chain migration in the immigration system. To put America and Americans first. In addition, at a minimum, passing the RAISE Act and building the wall accomplish those objectives, and should be the first and only considerations by Congress at the moment. The paradigm must be to pass the RAISE Act, end chain migration, move to a merit-based system, build the wall and secure the border first as the concrete foundation of a solution to the illegal immigration problem.

“In 1986, amnesty was granted to millions of illegal immigrants with the promise of border security later, which never happened, and the President must not make that mistake again. That was Reagan’s folly. His biggest mistake. We have the benefit of experience to see how that turns out. Now is the time to learn from history, not to repeat it. If the President sticks to what he just said in Ft. Myers, then this could wind up being a productive conversation about how to enforce the nation’s laws and reform a broken system.”

Attachments:

“The DACA debate is filled with landmines,” By Printus LeBlanc, Sept. 8, 2017 at http://netrightdaily.com/2017/09/daca-debate-filled-landmines/

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