House GOP makes 2023 migration policy promises

Rep. Kevin McCarthy announced the House GOP’s 2023 migration policy campaign promises, saying it would pass legislation banning the employment of illegal immigrants.

McCarthy’s “Commitment to America” ​​is useful for voters ahead of the election. But the written pledges will also help GOP supporters and lawmakers overcome likely bipartisan opposition to reform policies if the GOP wins majority control of the House in November. And those promises also provide a platform for a wider range of migration reforms that can transfer wealth and political power to ordinary Americans.

The campaign promise was applauded by the American Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR):

FAIR is proud to stand with the strongest coalition ever of public interest groups and former immigration officials in calling for immediate legislation to end a border crisis deliberately provoked by the administration. Biden. We thank Republican leaders for listening to our expertise and insight, and we stand ready to work with them to turn the immigration component of the Commitment to America into law.

Democrats have an open borders program, Republicans now have a secure borders program. It is time for the American people to decide.

The document includes a chapter entitled “A nation that is secure”.

In turn, this chapter includes a section titled “Securing the Border and Combating Illegal Immigration,” which says:

Record-breaking illegal border crossings under this administration have led to more drugs, more crime, and a demoralized Border Patrol that is crippled in carrying out its law enforcement mission. The situation at the border has become both a national security crisis and a humanitarian crisis and must be addressed immediately.

The section includes a link titled “Show our plan to regain control of the southern border,” which promises to:

Fully fund effective state-of-the-art border control strategies, infrastructure and technology to prevent illegal crossings and cartel trafficking

Ending catch-and-release loopholes

Require proof of legal status to get a job

Eliminate social incentives

The agenda items would significantly narrow loopholes that have been used by President Joe Biden’s MPs to invite and reward at least three million illegal economic migrants into the United States since January 2021.

The large influx from the south adds to the normal annual economic influx of around two million assorted legal migrants, visa workers, illegals who take up employment after arriving as tourists and migrants who overstay their visa.

In 2022, these huge influxes could attract nearly one migrant for every American who turns 18 — or one migrant for every American who is born — that year.

This replacement migration has a huge economic impact that is staunchly ignored by the establishment media.

Biden’s legal and illegal migration unfairly skews the economy in favor of investors by putting pressure on Americans’ wages.

It also pushes up rents and housing prices, and pushes up inflation for a wide variety of goods, such as used cars and baby food. For example, economists say that housing costs account for a third of inflation – and these higher housing costs are augmented by an estimated five million legal and illegal migrants since 2021.

Many business groups and donors rationally support this federal policy of extractive migration, which provides them with an imported stimulus of cheap workers, government-assisted consumers, and high-occupancy tenants.

This policy also minimizes market pressure on coastal investors to invest in central states, including Senator Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky state. For example, New York and California coastal investors who might be pressured in a growing economy to hire employees in distant Kentucky, Nebraska, Ohio and other heartland states, may instead hire busloads of grateful, reliable, cheap workers on city center buses. stations every day.

Interestingly, the McCarthy plan also mentions Biden’s huge migration death toll. It may encourage Republicans to shame Democrats for Biden’s rising migration death toll — just as Democrats tried to stigmatize Republicans in 2018 and 2020 with the poll-tested theme of “child separations.”

McCarthy’s border agenda is partly based on the consensus plan developed by a wide range of immigration reform groups. In May, the consensus plan was presented to McCarthy and other GOP leaders, including Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN).

The consensus plan was summarized in a larger plan released in July. The plan, titled “House Republicans: We Must Secure the Southern Border,” includes a long list of important commitments for the House Judiciary Committee.

The House Committee on Homeland Defense played a minor role in shaping border policy, in part because GOP leaders allowed a pro-migration Republican from New York to chair the committee. The President, Rep. John Katko, for example, recently announced that he would help border security by cutting the grass:

Clear Carrizo Cane and Salt Cedar. These invasive species along the Rio Grande River are hampering CBP activities along the border. The non-native plant is also an obstacle for first responders and should be eradicated.

Katko announced his retirement, which was forced by the influx of many poor, government-dependent migrants into New York State’s high-migration, high-cost economy.

McCarthy’s frontier-focused agenda is markedly different from the evasive, noncommittal statements McConnell made on Sept. 20.

“Orderly legal immigration is part of what makes America strong: lawlessness and open borders make us weak,” McConnell said, adding, “affluent blue enclaves are finally witnessing the smallest fraction challenges that the opening of borders has imposed on work”. class communities all over our country.

McConnell did not explain how migration places different pressures on “affluent blue enclaves” and “working-class communities.”

But he focused on the portfolio damage of inflation. “In Clifton, Colorado, the manager of a local food bank reports that she served 1,000 more families in the first half of this year than in the first half of last year,” McConnell said, adding a quote manager: “They can’t shorten their rent bill, but they can shorten their grocery bill…they come here so [charity] can fill the void. »


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