House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a pathetic attack on President Donald Trump’s “condescending” immigration plan on Thursday, yet she didn’t offer any ideas of her own to address the issue.
During her weekly news briefing, Pelosi was asked about the Trump administration announcing a new proposal to substantially change America’s system of legal immigration and turning it into one that is “merit based.”
Pelosi ludicrously claimed the very idea of “merit” is nothing more than a “condescending” word.
“We have to, I believe, come to comprehensive immigration reform. I think the president knows that,” Pelosi said.
“I want to just say something about the word that they use, ‘merit.’ It is really a condescending word,” she said.
“Are they saying family is without merit? Are they saying most of the people who’ve ever come to the United States in the history of our country, are without merit, because they don’t have an engineering degree?” Pelosi asked.
Trump’s plan would place an emphasis on welcoming legal migrants — but only those with merit and skills, not those who will come to America and rely on taxpayer funds.
The plan would involve the use of a point system based on certain requirements.
Currently, only 12 percent of immigrants are admitted based on employment and skills, with 66 percent being admitted based on family connections inside the U.S.
The plan’s goal is to flip those numbers closer to 60-30 so that more immigrants coming to America have skills and can sustain a life on their own without assistance.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Trump is gearing up to use the Insurrection Act to remove illegal immigrants from the United States.
Here’s more on what Insurrection Act and how the Trump administration plans to use it:
Under the Insurrection Act of 1807, the president has the authority to use the National Guard and military in order to combat “unlawful obstruction or rebellion” within U.S. borders.
The act was last invoked in 1992 by George H.W. Bush to quell the Los Angeles riots, and was also used by Eisenhower in 1957 to enforce school desegregation in the south.
The president is also considering declaring the country full and arguing that the U.S. can no longer handle the massive influx of illegal immigrants.
A new report reveals that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border were overwhelmed in April.
CBP detained 109,144 migrants at America’s southern border in April, the highest number of apprehensions in 12 years and a 6 percent increase from March.
Customs and Border Patrol and the Department of Homeland Security have been experiencing an unprecedented wave in migration from Central America.
There’s a crisis at the border, and Trump continues to take serious action to combat it.