Mark Krikorian: Chain Migration Is ‘Nepotism in Immigration’

JOHN BINDER

The process of chain migration, where new immigrants to the United States can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives with them to the country, is “nepotism in immigration,” Center for Immigration Studies Director Mark Krikorian says.

In an interview with “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday, Krikorian explained how chain migration — which makes up more than 70 percent of all immigration — had brought low-skilled, low-wage foreign workers to the United States, allowing immigrants to decide who gets access to the country.

“It’s nepotism in immigration where last year’s immigrants decide whose next year’s immigrants are going to be,” Krikorian said.  “Instead of using some kind of yard-stick where we say, ‘Look, you’re a rocket scientist or whatever you are, a doctor, and that’s why we want to pick you because you’ll be able to help America if we let you move here.'”

The Republican-controlled Congress has yet to end chain migration, despite calls from President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

As Breitbart News reported, more than 9 million foreign relatives of immigrants have entered the U.S. in the last ten years because of chain migration. In that same time period, a total of 13.06 million foreign nationals have entered the U.S., as every seven out of ten new arrivals come to the country for nothing other than family reunification.

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