Monday, May 20, 2019

West Wing Reads: Trump’s Immigration Plan Recognizes That We Urgently Need Workers – Here’s Why It Could Work

Trump’s Immigration Plan Recognizes That We Urgently Need Workers – Here’s Why It Could Work

“Our current immigration system is broken and doesn’t meet the needs of the American people. These laws were [written in] the 1960s for an America and an American economy that, quite frankly, no longer exist,” Adam Brandon writes in Fox News.

“An aging workforce and lower birthrates should be a concern. Fewer workers mean lower productivity. Lower productivity means less economic output. Less economic output means a nation in decline . . . President Trump’s plan resets the conversation on immigration.”

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With their obstruction, Congressional Democrats risk killing off the improvements that President Trump’s U.S.–Mexico–Canada Agreement makes to the outdated NAFTA, economist Peter Morici writes in MarketWatch. “NAFTA was implemented in 1994 — long before the digital revolution, the mapping of DNA and biologicals, and Chinese mercantilism so fundamentally threatened North American jobs . . . America’s chief negotiator, Robert Lighthizer deserves high marks for his accomplishments in the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.”
“There’s no mystery about it. Policy affects progress, either by accelerating it or by putting limits on it,” The Washington Times editorial board writes. “The latter was the story of the Obama years, when federal spending failed to stimulate the economy, as promised, and a prolonged and extensive regulatory binge chased American companies and jobs overseas.”
“From now on, the Trump-Russia affair, the investigation that dominated the first years of Donald Trump's presidency, will be divided into two parts: before and after the release of the Mueller report,” Byron York writes in the Washington Examiner. “Before the release, many Democrats adopted a ‘wait for Mueller’ stance, basing their anti-Trump strategy on the hope that Mueller would find the much-anticipated conspiracy. Then Mueller did not deliver.”
“Democrats have stooped to a new low in their witch-hunt against President Trump. Last week, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., led his committee's Democratic members to vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress,” Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) writes in the Washington Examiner. “Democrats are making a mockery of our congressional oversight authority and committee proceedings. The American people deserve better.”