President Trump Delivers Immigration Reform Speech – White House, 2:30pm Livestream…

Today President Trump is delivering remarks from the White House on “Modernizing Our Immigration System for a Stronger America.” A new immigration proposal from President Donald Trump focuses on bolstering border security and rethinking the green card system.

The shift would favor people with high-level skills, degrees and job offers instead of relatives of those already in the country. The anticipated start time is 2:30pm EDT:

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126 Responses to President Trump Delivers Immigration Reform Speech – White House, 2:30pm Livestream…

  1. Sentient says:

    This is a good issue with which to win back the House – merit-based immigration.

    Liked by 10 people

    • fanbeav says:

      In the meantime, house democrats are on the floor reading “out loud” to their constituents the entire Mueller report!

      Liked by 1 person

    • FrankieZee says:

      That is all this is. He knows the DIM BULBS will never go along with this. My problem is that by 2020 we will be OVERWHELMED like never seen before by Illegals if nothing is done by then.

      Liked by 4 people

    • bertdilbert says:

      Trump will have to attach it to the infrastructure bill to get it passed. Otherwise it is after the election.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Delaying Infrastructure and Immigration to after the election is a no-brainer.
        • LOSING D-rats will OBSTRUCT on BOTH.
        • Infrastructure Builders will fund President Trump’s Victory.
        • Invading Illegals will consume State and Local Budgets and spike Crime Everywhere.
        • POTUS will avoid the political hit of Deficits and “Unfunded Infrastructure Spending”.

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    • mike says:

      Time based Americanization, equal to native born Americans for voting, hence citizenship:
      18 years

      Liked by 4 people

    • MightyConservative says:

      Merit based….tell that to all the American IT workers, the engineers, the physicians, the nurses, et al, who will be left high and dry. Stop ALL immigration for five years.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Dutchman says:

      “Win back the House” implies either ‘we’ or DJT LOST the House. Actually, I have reached the point where I think MAGA won, by having Ryan deliberately pass the gavel to Nancy.

      Look at what the House is doing right now, making utter fools of themselves, which is not hard for them to do, admittedly, is BETTER for MAGA than Ryans caretaker leadership.

      Getting ‘Republican’ illusion of control of the,House doesn’t help MAGA, one bit. Immigration would have been addressed BEFORE the midterms, if McConnell had eliminated the fillibuster rule for legislation, as PDJT implored him to do, and as Schumer will do, even as the final votes are being counted,….and recounted,…and “Oh, here, we found some more to count!”

      Clearly, the immigration crises on our Southern border is totally owned by Republicon leadership, and especially McConnell.

      I worry that McConnell is going to follow Ryans plan, and deliberatly pass Senate leadership to Schumer, in 2020.

      Fund Rino candidates, and run splitter, phony maga candidates in primaries.
      IF a MAGA challenger succeeds in prevailing in primaries, withold campaign funds in general, cause “He/She can’t win in general!”

      Barstuds!

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    • Deception Stinks says:

      Is hiring contractors to deliver illegals throughout our country part of a “merit-based” immigration. Happening now. I’m not the only one feeling conned at this point.
      ★ICE to hire contractor to transport 225,000 migrants to shelters across the US | Fox News~5/17/19 ~ https://www.foxnews.com/us/ice-hire-contractor-transport-225000-migrant-shelters

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  2. TonyinLA says:

    Good plan or bad plan…doesn’t matter. Dems will never agree to anything. They want the status quo of massive illegal invasion and 70,000 drug deaths/year

    Liked by 12 people

    • Pale rider says:

      That is the issue isn’t it, or we are told?
      So from that point of thought why is our border open? He said he could shut it down tomorrow. We never voted for democrats and we expected this much from them. Is this a forgotten premise?
      If democrats want war as they have declared through endless investigations, give them war. Poll numbers suggest immigration is top on the list of issues. Shut the border, let Mexico deal with them. The people have spoken and we all will back the president.

      You want a wall, and Mexico pay for it? Shut the border, turn and deport everyone. That wall will appear, most likely quicker than we can get it through congress. Cease trade, stop any monies to Mexico.
      Something else going on.

      Liked by 11 people

  3. Robert Smith says:

    Why do they feel the need to read it out loud? Are they clogging up their non-existent legislation?

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  4. Jenevive says:

    Well ABC doesn’t feel it is important enough
    to carry.. THey wouldn;t interrupt General Hospital for that..
    don;t know about the other channels
    Fox is carrying it.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. waltherppk says:

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  6. Landslide says:

    No change in # of green cards allowed. New “Build America Visa”. More points for younger & valuable skill. Civics exam must be passed.

    Liked by 9 people

  7. bertdilbert says:

    This was a really good plan. Democrats??

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Phil says:

    I hope he is referring to the presidency also. Merit based entry to the office not based on family ties (Bush, Clintons) and not based on family ties living in this country(Obama)!

    Liked by 6 people

  9. emet says:

    I’ve noticed two “Chinese built the railroads ” stories in the the msm this week. This is not exactly recent events. Coincidence ? Dunno. I’ve never seen a stiry in the msm about the Irish digging the New Basin Canal.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Kenji says:

      And Germans built Milwaukee WI … and … ?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Chinese built only part of the railroads.

      The little bit of west to east part.

      The other part, east to west was built by non Chinese.

      The East to West railroads met up in Promontory Point Utah.

      The Chinese built the western part from California to Promontory Point Utah, and the non Chinese built from Utah to the East coast.

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  10. TRANSLATION:
    If your wages haven’t been going up as fast as they should,

    • DEMOCRATS have been HOLDING YOU BACK by flooding America with Illegals

    • President Trump’s REPUBLICANS will SHUT DOWN Invading Illegals & SET YOU FREE.

    Liked by 7 people

    • PatriotKate says:

      This was the one argument that I had to get through my son’s heads.

      They are in the restaurant business and a number of years ago they defended some of the workers they knew were illegal. Until I explained to them how their own wages were lower because of the unfair competition this sets. They quickly changed their tune. Today they are Chefs in management and involved with having to let people go when the employment checks are done and it comes back they aren’t legal.

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    • PatriotKate says:

      This was the one argument that I had to get through my son’s heads.

      They are in the restaurant business and a number of years ago they defended some of the workers they knew were illegal. Until I explained to them how their own wages were lower because of the unfair competition this sets. They quickly changed their tune. Today they are Chefs in management and involved with having to let people go when the employment checks are done and it comes back they aren’t legal.

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  11. myshariamoor says:

    On ‘Rush’, ca. 2 PM, ET – Sen. Marco Rubio announces that 500 ILLEGALS will be sent to Broward Co., FL next week!

    Liked by 2 people

  12. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

    Sounded very reasonable.
    All Republicans should be able to be OK with this plan.
    Every Republican should be asked if he subscribes to this plan(or be primaried).

    Democrats of course call Merit = Racism lol
    This is a plan that many middle of the road Americans in battleground house races should be able to vote on too.

    If we get this or a bit less into law we will be in a very good spot going forward.

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  13. Deception Stinks says:

    ‘Any’ good news is indeed welcomed . . . in this out-of-control INVASION of unvetted illegals from 60+ countries. HOWEVER, I can’t for the life of me understand why Mark Morgan was President Trump’s ICE Director pick. After all it isn’t like Morgan’s record is hidden; his views about amnesty and against a wall has only reversed these last 18+ months as he ‘show-boats’ on cable news shows looking for pro-Trump favor. Something is drastically wrong.

    “Today, November 30, 2016, Morgan testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. During the question and answer session, Senator Carper, the ranking Democrat who has advocated for the legalization of all persons who are in this country illegally, stated that he believes the fix to the border security problem is comprehensive immigration reform. Chief Morgan, the head of the Office of Border Patrol who by law is supposed to stay politically neutral, and who is not supposed to advocate for partisan legislation, agreed with Senator Carper by stating that the Border Patrol supports comprehensive immigration reform. This is directly contrary to the voice and will of the vast majority of the Republicans elected to Congress. It is also directly contrary to President-elect Trump’s comments while on the campaign trail…Morgan — a hand picked Obama Administration official — does not have the will necessary to secure the border for the citizens and legal residents of this country.” https://bpunion.org/press-releases/chief-morgan-does-not-have-the-will-to-secure-the-border/
    _______

    Legislative Update: 2/07/2017 | Federation for American …
    http://www.fairus.org/legislative-updates/legislative-update-2072017
    Vitiello replaces Mark Morgan, who resigned at the request of the new administration. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, the union which represents Border Patrol agents, said Morgan never had the support of the rank and file.
    _______

    “From the start, he [Morgan] clashed with the Border Patrol’s union, which endorsed Mr. Trump early and forcefully during the presidential campaign.” Morgan did not want a wall; only now says he does! Mark Morgan, Border Patrol chief, out a day after Trump border wall decree – CBS News ~ 1/26/17~~https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mark-morgan-border-patrol-chief-out-trump-border-wall-decree/
    _______

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    • “Un-vetted illegals from SIXTY-PLUS countries?” My goodness, that’s a very big number.

      Therefore, what I want to know is: “who’s out there COLLECTING them?”

      And, when I see “immigrant caravans” being forced to WALK ON FOOT(!) through the country of Mexico, I become utterly furious on behalf of these Human Beings, whose civil rights as Persons are being so-obviously trampled in a mad pursuit of Political Gain.

      First, I want to say: “WTF are you doing, Mexico?” Are you a civilized country, or what? Have you no hospitals? Have you no MERCY?!

      But then, “where is the actual ORIGIN of this?” Where do the HUMAN TRAFFICKERS actually live? Because, dammit, “this is what all of this actually is.”

      Let’s flip our perspective to look, as Victor Hugo once did, at … “Les Miserables.”

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      • Landslide says:

        Cartels. They are now making more money trafficing these people than they are on drugs! (According to Brandon Darby)

        Liked by 3 people

        • Uh huh … so let’s GET ’em. Let’s show ’em what AMERICA(!) is actually made of.

          “Human trafficking?” “Violations of our 13th Amendment?” ABSOLUTELY NOT!!

          Liked by 1 person

          • Sundown says:

            NGOs are funding and orchestrating this fiasco by design.

            Trump should fine-tooth-comb every NGO application for tax exempt status, defund any supported by our tax dollars, and remove tax exempt status.

            We are funding our demise.

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      • Lindenlee says:

        They CHOSE TO INVADE . They could CHOOSE to come legally. It isn’t as if we don’t have a way to come. These people are thieves and violent to boot. Not even the Mexicans like them. Screw them and their parasitic spawn.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Dutchman says:

        Mike Robinson;
        I understand what your saying, and PDJT is the first one I have heard, to point out that human trafficking is a humanitarian crises, that women and children are being horribly expoited, etc.

        But asking Mexico ” Are you a civilised country, or what?” Leads me to think you have never been to Mexico. No offence, and there are certainly positive aspects, but NO, Mexico is a 3rd world shitehole, run by cartels, openly corrupt mostly one party rule.

        It only looks ‘civilised’ in some areas, because it borders the U.S.

        Any country where you can’t drink the water, and citisens learn as children to put their used toilet paper in the trash, cause it will plug up the sewer, is NOT a ‘civilised’ country.

        IMHO, as one who has been there.

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    • Lindenlee says:

      Morgan had better line up with Trump, it’s not gonna happen the other way. Really want Kobach for DHS. REALLY.

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  14. sunnyflower5 says:

    How absurd that not every vehicle is not screened at the border? So – it’s just a percentage game for a drug dealer….send enough drugs in enough vehicles…they’ll only lose a small amount.

    Liked by 3 people

  15. fred5678 says:

    English proficiency — must be able to read a ballot in English.

    NO sharia, niqabs, jihadis, hijrah, burkas, FGM, polygamy, female subservience, machetes, and tattoos.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. ristvan says:

    This was a really good speech, and strategic gambit. PDJT can continue to cite these numbers and comparisons in his rallies—first revision in 54 years, only 12% merit today. Dems either (unlikely) support, or (likely) don’t. In which case not just Trumplicans, but independents and ‘walk away’ Dems will vote Trumplican in 2020 in order to get this ‘common sense’ plan legislated in early 2021. Part 1, secure border with wall and tech. Part 2, reform green card immigration to merit (57%) plus heart (43%, immediate family) . If Graham bill fails, part 3 asylum reform per Graham plan.
    Look how this speech has already simplified for the election a complex jargon filled subject.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Niagara Frontier says:

      Good summary and I agree with the conclusion, only to add that we must ensure that this simplified explanation gets to the voters we need to target.

      The MSM is already spinning it in a totally opposite direction.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Bonus: DoD is sending more troops, etc., to the Border UNTIL IT’S SECURED!

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    • ristvan says:

      Amazing. About an hour ago (1630) Pelosi took PDJT’s bait. Announced to reporters that PDJT’s common sense immigration reform plan was DOA in the House.

      This hands PDJT his #1 2020 campaign issue, already gift wrapped wrapped in ‘rally sound bite’ form: “secure the border with wall and tech, immigration based on merit and heart.” He can point out at every campaign stop that he needs us to retake the House for in order to get ‘common sense’ ‘modernizing’ reform done. It will be a disastrous election for Dems and they are too TDSed to see it coming.

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  17. Og Oggilby says:

    “This plan was not developed — I’m sorry to say — by politicians.”

    Liked by 1 person

  18. “A breathtaking parting shot,” and I think he’s right, and I think he knows it. Mr. Trump has filled the Office of the President in a unique way that none of his (“either a career politician or a retired Army General …”) predecessors ever did, and I believe that the public’s very daring(!) trust in him is being affirmed.

    (I can only say to “certain individuals wearing Blue Shirts in Congress” that I really just want all of them to “STOP THIS SH*T ALTOGETHER AND GET BACK TO WORK.” ‘Nuff said.)

    Still, I was hoping that the President’s program would address the issue of the “NON-Immigrant visa,” a construction of the mid-1990’s (actually, the idea is half-a-century older than that) which creates the INDENTURED SERVANT, and which re-creates, for the foreigners who signed-up for it, precisely the social conditions that the 13th Amendment sought specifically to eliminate. The civil rights violations which “tacitly occur” are outrageous – I have seen them, and spoken with many people who now quietly (“they have no choice …”) endure them.

    EYEWITNESS Example: “seventeen sharply-dressed men file out of a one-bedroom apartment and get on a mini-bus to take them to their I.T. jobs.” (They have no cars.) Disbelieving, I peered into the window and saw an immaculate room filled with sleeping bags. Although these men are handling it as gracefully as they must, this is an intolerable 19th-century outrage reborn – although expressly forbidden by the Constitution itself.

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  19. Landslide says:

    Currently, the “Remain in Mexico” policy is tge best thing we have going. (along with all other measures being used) The asylum-seekers are being sent back to Mexico to wait for their asylum hearing. Anyone who wants the facts about this program can read them here:

    https://www.dhs.gov/news/2019/01/24/migrant-protection-protocols

    Liked by 2 people

    • mopar2016 says:

      It’s really called “Remain in Mexico till we fly the rest of the turd world around the states”.

      Then we’ll have room for more illegals, wait your turn.

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  20. sunnyflower5 says:

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  21. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    This is Sen. Romney’s response to the border crisis

    May 16, 2019

    Dear Mr. XXXXXXXX,
    Thank you for contacting me about your views on border security and President Trump’s national emergency declaration. I appreciate hearing from you and apologize for the delay in responding.

    There should be no doubt that our nation is currently witnessing a real crisis at the southern border. The Department of Homeland Security expects to apprehend nearly 1 million illegal immigrants this year. I believe a physical barrier is urgently needed to help ease the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, and the administration already had $4.5 billion available within existing authority to fund a barrier—even without the emergency declaration. I also voted in support of an appropriations bill in February that included additional funds for border security and immigration enforcement.

    I opposed the emergency declaration because I am seriously concerned that overreach by any president is an invitation to abuse by future presidents. I also strenuously opposed President Obama’s unilateral immigration orders because he exceeded his legal authority. In the case of President Trump’s emergency declaration, Congress had already spoken—even if it reached a conclusion with which I disagreed. To consent would have been both inconsistent with my beliefs and contrary to my oath to defend the Constitution. Ultimately, the President vetoed the resolution, so the emergency declaration remains in effect.

    Border security is not a partisan issue—it’s an American issue. Our immigration system needs significant reforms, and it is unfortunate that some in Congress have opposed taking action to address this issue for too long. Any long-term solution must include a physical barrier on our southern border, a mandatory and permanent E-Verify system, and full enforcement of our immigration laws on the books. These goals are consistent with the recommendations of frontline law enforcement officers at the Department of Homeland Security who know best what is needed to fix our immigration system.

    Thank you again for taking time to share your views. Please do not hesitate to reach out again on this or any other issue. You may also be interested in visiting my website, romney.senate.gov, for news and legislative updates.

    Sincerely,

    Mitt Romney
    United States Senator

    Senator do nothing .

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    • Greg Dane says:

      Mitt Romney suffers from a terminal case of cranial anal suffocatus – as clearly shown by his response. He lacks the testicular fortitude to back the country – rather he would sell the country out to the liberal anti-America communist socialist progressives. He is a complete disgrace to America and to the people of this nation

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  22. mdt123 says:

    Unless the total immigration per year is reduced from the current 1.2m, this plan does no good. It will just replace average people with more educated ones taking away more jobs from American college grads. Basically this plan is H1B on steroids.
    Read Numbersusa.com. What the citizens want overwhelmingly is reduction from 1.2m to about 500K with a mix of skills and family ties.

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    • C says:

      I tend to agree with this. This immigration reform doesn’t really quite do the trick for me but I’m surprised to see very few here talking about that. The administration must really assume they’re going to flood the market with new companies. I like a lot of what this does do…merit should be a necessary. As well as civics lessons. American citizens as well should be forced to retake civic courses.

      But I’m surprised they don’t want to limit the numbers of immigrants. Maybe just not quite yet? Bring the companies back over a few years…bring in merit based H1Bs…then slow down the immigration numbers?

      I hope there is more clarity on what and how exactly they see these immigration reforms leading toward and what the outlined steps are into the future with them.

      Or maybe I’m missing something?

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      • steph_gray says:

        Here’s the money line I haven’t seen mentioned yet in the responses:

        All immigrants required to be financially self-sufficient.

        That’s the kicker. No going on welfare. This would weed out something like 85% of the current crop.

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      • Dutchman says:

        C;
        Heres maybe what your missing;
        Does this legislation have an icebergs chance in HELL of getting passed by both Houses, so PDJT can SIGN it, before 2020 election?

        THINK about it,……

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  23. Trump’s LEGAL Immigration Plan Provisions:

    BORDER SECURITY SYSTEM
    • Wall Completion
    • Supporting Network for Surveillance and Transportation
    • Border-Crossing Technology to check ALL Vehicles, Equipment and Persons
    • Financing: Trust Fund replenished by Border Fees & Revenues [Tariffs!]

    BUILD AMERICA VISA that promotes Standard of Living: PRIOR to ENTRY
    • Replaces Green Card System
    • Visa Lottery DISCONTINUED

    Categories for Immigrant Admission:
    (Similar Shares to Australia, Canada and New Zealand)
    • 57+% Highly Skilled
    (Up from 12% USA vs 63% Canada and 68% Australia)
    • 33% Families
    • 10% Humanitarian (Asylum) and Other Needs
    • ZERO Criminals and Gangs: INELIGIBLE for ADMISSION
    • Chain Migration DISCONTINUED

    Merit-Based Scoring System: Crystal Clear STANDARD for ADMISSION
    • Age: Younger the Better to CONTRIBUTE MORE to our Social Safety Net
    • Valuable Skill
    • Offer of Employment
    • Advanced Education
    • Plan to Create Jobs
    [PRIORITY to HIGHER WAGE WORKERS]

    Qualifications for Admission:
    • Self-Supporting
    • English Speaking
    • Civics Exam Passed
    • Avoid undercutting American Labor
    [No Competition with or Suppression of American Jobs and Wages]

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  24. amjean says:

    And for everyone who doesn’t want foreign immigration because they think
    young Americans can fill the manufacturing jobs, do your research – because
    of the increased laziness, no child left behind education and drug/alcohol
    addiction, our own young American resources may not be capable of filling
    the manufacturing jobs. There is such a thing as reality.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Sigh2016 says:

    I just read that starting in 2 weeks the President is going to have 1000 illegal families that were detained at the border shipped to Miami Dade and Broward counties every month with no plans for housing or support or whatever. WTH?!? If his plan is to swing dems in FL he is going to have the opposite effect. He will lose the base he does have.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/05/16/trump-administration-release-hundreds-migrants-into-south-florida-southern-border-asylum-seekers/3697908002/

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  26. Bob fornly says:

    Meanwhile the globalists still control America’s border. 1200 per day (that we can confirm) flood our nation. It’s a national disgrace.

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