Rep. Kevin McCarthy has announced the House GOP’s migration policy campaign promises for 2023, saying it would pass legislation to bar the employment of illegal migrants.
McCarthy’s “Commitment to America”This information is valuable for voters ahead of the election. The written promises can also be used to help GOP supporter and lawmakers overcome bipartisan opposition to any reform policy if the GOP is elected majority leader in November. These promises can also be used to promote a wider variety of reforms in migration that could shift wealth and power from the wealthy to common Americans.
Federation for American Immigration Reform applauded this campaign promise.
FAIR proudly stands with the most powerful coalition of former immigrants officials and public interests groups to call for legislation straight out the gate in order to address the border crisis that was deliberately created by the Biden government. Thank you to Republican leaders, we are ready to collaborate with them to make the Commitment to America’s immigration section a legislative document.
While Democrats favor open borders, Republicans support secure borders. It’s time for the American people to decide.
A chapter is included in the document titled “A Nation That’s Safe.”
The chapter then includes a section called “Secure the Border and Combat Illegal Immigration,”This is what it says:
Under this Administration, there have been record numbers of illegal border crossings. This has led to more drug and more crime. A demoralized Border Patrol is unable carry out its law enforcement mission. This is a humanitarian and national security crisis that must be resolved immediately.
A link is provided at the end of this section. “Show our plan to regain control of the southern border,”This promises to:
Fully-finance effective border enforcement strategies, infrastructure and technology, to combat illegal crossings and cartel trafficking
Stop the catch-and-release loopholes
To get a job, you will need to show proof of your legal standing
Eliminate Welfare incentives
The items on the agenda would sharply narrow the legal loopholes that have been used by President Joe Biden’s deputies to invite and reward at least three million illegal economic migrants into the United States since January 2021.
The large inflow from southern Africa adds to the annual economic inflow that includes legal migrants, workers in visa work, tourists who are illegally employed, and those who have overstayed their visas.
In 2022, these huge inflows may bring in almost one migrant for every American who turns 18 — or one migrant for every American who is born — this year.
The establishment media ignores the enormous economic consequences of this replacement-scale migration.
Biden’s legal and illegal migration is unfairly skewing the economy in favor of investors by pressuring down Americans’ wages.
It is also boosting rents and housing prices, and pushing up inflation for a wide variety of goods, such as used autos and baby food. For example, economists say housing costs comprise one-third of inflation — and those higher housing costs are being spiked by roughly five million legal and illegal migrants since 2021.
Many business groups and donors rationally support this federal Extraction Migration policy, which provides them with an imported stimulus of cheap workers, government-aided consumers, and high-occupancy renters.
This policy also minimizes marketplace pressure on coastal investors to invest in heartland states, including Sen. Mitch McConnell’s state of Kentucky. California and New York are not being pressured by a growing economy to find workers in Kentucky, Nebraska and Ohio. Instead, they can hire hundreds of reliable and affordable bus drivers at the downtown bus stations every day.
Interestingly, the McCarthy plan also mentions the huge death toll of Biden’s migration. That may encourage Republicans to shame Democrats for the growing death toll of Biden’s migration — 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. McCarthy, along with other GOP leaders including Rep. Jim Jordan, R-OH, and Rep. Jim Banks, presented the consensus plan to them in May.
A broader version of the consensus plan will be released in July. It is called “House Republicans: We Must Secure the Southern Border,”The House Judiciary Committee has a number of significant commitments.
The House’s committee on homeland defense has played a minor role in shaping border policy, partly because GOP leaders have allowed a pro-migration Republican from New York to chair the committee. The chairman, Rep. John Katko, for example, recently announced he would help border security by cutting grass:
Clean up the Carrizo Cedar and Salt Cedar. These invasive species along the Rio Grande River impede CBP’s activities along the border. This non-native species is also a problem for first responders, and must be removed.
Katko has announced his retirement, which was forced by the arrival of many poor, government-dependent migrants into New York state’s high-migration/high-cost economy.
McCarthy’s border-focused agenda is markedly different from the evasive, non-committal statements offered on September 20 by McConnell.
“Orderly legal immigration is part of what makes America strong: Anarchy and open borders make us weak,” McConnell said, adding: “well-to-do blue enclaves are finally witnessing the smallest fraction of the challenges that open borders have forced on working-class communities all across our country.”
McConnell didn’t explain why migration creates new pressures. “well-to-do blue enclaves”And “working-class communities.”
He did however emphasize the inflation’s financial consequences. “In Clifton, Colorado, the director of one local food bank reports that she had served 1,000 more families in the first half of this year than the first half of last year,”McConnell added a quote by the director. “They cannot short their rent bill, but they can short their grocery bill … they come here so [charity] can fill the gap.”
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