Joe Biden’s asylum and open-border policies will destroy the American middle class by releasing millions of foreign migrants into the United States, Stephen Miller told reporters October 28.
“The influx of low wage workers from all across the world will drive down incomes, drive down wages, deplete the middle class, bankrupt Social Security, bankrupt Medicare, bankrupt Medicaid, bankrupt federal entitlements, overcrowd schools, and overcrowd every hospital in the middle of a pandemic,” Miller told reporters.
“It is an assault on reason, it is an assault on law enforcement, and it’s an assault on the very idea of having a country, having a Republic. This is not about left or right or Center. This is about between having a country, or not even having a country.
Biden’s 2020 plan promises to “reassert America’s commitment to asylum-seekers and refugees,” wipe out President Donald Trump’s asylum reforms, bar any deportations for 100 days, and end migration enforcement against illegal aliens unless they commit a felony.
Biden also wants to let companies import more visa workers, let mayors import temporary workers, and allow an unlimited flow of foreign graduates through U.S. universities into white-collar jobs, would “exempt from any cap [the] recent graduates of Ph.D. programs in STEM fields.”
Trump has cut the inflow of catch-and-release migrants from 400,000 in 2019, down to just 16,000 in 2020, say officials.
The Biden plan would implement nationwide catch and release for every nationality — 100 percent of people from 100 percent of countries will be released pending a court date [years later]. That means that every single person who doesn’t actually want to be removed, who doesn’t say to the border agent “Remove us now,” every single one of those would be released. 100 percent.
Within a week of that happening, there would be a rush on the border on a global scale unseen before in the whole of human history. Every smuggling and trafficking organization on planet Earth would get the news and millions, millions, will come. Not just from this hemisphere, but from the whole of the planet,
So whether you are a Democrat, whether you are an independent, whether you’re a Republican, whether you’re liberal, whether you are conservative, this plan should cause you to be outraged. It is an assault on the very idea of having a nation, of having a border, of having a country.
In contrast, Trump is likely to reject migrants, narrow asylum claims yet further, and fund the transfer of migrants waiting in Mexico back to Latin American countries.
His 2020 plan offers broadly popular — but quite limited — pro-American restrictions on migration and visa workers. For example, in many speeches, Trump generally ignores the economic impact of blue-collar and white-collar migration on Americans while stressing issues of crime, outsiders, diseases, or welfare, even though his low-immigration policies have been a popular boon to Americans.
Trump says America is a country of Americans & rejects the ‘nation of immigrants’ myth.
Joe Biden says Americans are merely immigrants & their country is only an idea.
Hmm. Do shareholders ever hire CEOs who insist they don’t own the company?https://t.co/JvZcK1QY7o
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) October 27, 2020
Migration also allows investors and CEOs to skimp on labor-saving technology, sideline U.S. minorities, ignore disabled people, exploit stoop labor in the fields, short-change labor in the cities, impose tight control on American professionals, centralize technological innovation, undermine labor rights, and to get many progressive reporters to cheerlead for Wall Street’s priorities.