The GOP legislator who is managing the House GOP’s 2018 campaign has drafted a letter urging President Donald Trump to suspend border enforcement while “families with children [are] immigrating to the United States.”
“We are concerned that policies allowing the separation of families are in direct conflict with America’s humanitarian responsibility and our nation’s history of protecting those seeking safety,” says the draft letter from Ohio Rep. Steve Stivers, who heads the donor-funded National Republican Congressional Committee. It continues:
There may be rare instances which justify federal enforcement to separate a parent from their child … [but] We believe there is nothing more important than family, and especially in protecting the well-being of children.
Stivers’ draft letter is addressed to three of Trump’s cabinet secretaries and it was circulated to GOP legislators in the House in the hope of collecting signatures. It was provided to Breitbart News and has not been released.
The letter focuses on the needs of foreign migrants. It does not mention Americans’ families, Americans’ children, Americans’ parents, Americans’ jobs, Americans’ schools and Americans’ civic society, all of which would be damaged if the federal government allows a wave of child-led migration by huge numbers of people from Central and South America, Africa and Asia.
In early September 2015, migration advocates pushed open the borders of Germany and roughly 1 million people flooded into Europe as German Chancellor Angela Merkel was stampeded by media-magnified images of a drowned migrant child. That sentimental decision changed the future of Europe, and it subordinated routine debates about poverty, fairness, education, and jobs to furious zero-sum disputes about immigration, crime, free speech, culture, centralized power, and national democracy.
Stivers office did not respond to questions from Breitbart News.
The lurch by Stivers and the GOP leadership towards open-borders comes amid a media-magnified elite revolt against popular border-enforcement laws.
It also comes as Trump decides whether to work with House leaders in pushing a complex amnesty-and-reform bill through the House, and then perhaps through the Senate. Without determined American-first support by House leaders, the Senate’s bipartisan cheap-labor caucus will likely convert any Trump-backed amnesty-and-reform bill into a massive no-reform, amnesty-and-cheap-labor-expansion.
The House leadership is trying to navigate between the pro-American views of the party’s base and the soft-Republican views of many suburban voters. Those compromise-minded voters are vital because they can elect or reject Republicans in the swing-voting districts which will decide which party has a majority in the House.
The many GOP donors who fund Stivers’ 2018 campaign oppose wage-boosting immigration reforms and they argue that the soft-Republicans will be alienated by Trump’s clear pro-American views.
The Stivers letter suggests that Trump adopt an open-borders policy to all migrants who bring children with them as they migrate into jobs and schools throughout the United States, and it suggests that the establishment GOP leadership wants to help foreigners migrate into U.S. jobs and communities. The letter says:
In light of troubling stories, we seek clarification on the guidance you use as you each carry out your duties encountering and processing immigrants crossing the U.S. border … we seek clarification on … any statutory reforms that Congress must provide to ensure no family is needlessly separated.
The letter does not mention that the vast majority of migrants coming across the border are economic migrants in search of jobs. Instead, the letter uses the term “immigrants” to describe illegal migrants as if they are following the legal procedures.
Stivers’ letter reflects the business-first views of the GOP leadership. Those views were front-and-center in the talking-points issued to GOP legislators about the House Speaker Paul Ryan’s pending amnesty bill by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, chairwoman of the House Republican Conference. She instructed her fellow GOP legislators to defend Ryan’s amnesty from voters’ criticism, saying:
KEY MESSAGE: America is a nation of immigrants; however, our current immigration system is outdated and failing the American people. The status quo on the border puts us in danger, and our current immigration system keeps the best and brightest from coming here legally. For the first time in decades, we are taking serious steps to fix our visa and immigration system while fully funding the President’s request to build the border wall. This bill starts a step-by-step approach, and the first step is building a wall and securing our border.
Trump’s effort to limit legal and illegal immigration is driving up wages and salaries for Americans in various locations and careers around the country. The beneficiaries include African-American bakers in Chicago, Latino restaurant workers in Monterey, Calif., disabled people in Missouri, high schoolers, resort workers in Hilton Head, construction workers, Superbowl workers, the garment industry, and workers at small businesses, and even Warren Buffett’s railroad workers.
That demand for more imported labor and consumers is a central goal of the donors who are funding the group of GOP politicians who signed the discharge-amnesty list and forced the creation of the “moderate” immigration bill.
“Our goal is to not cut legal immigration,” Rep. Carlos Curbelo told RollCall.com on June 8. The number of illegals who get green cards from the amnesty should be “as high a number as possible,” he said. On June 13, Curbelo repeated his demand, telling TheHill.com that “some visas may be shifted towards employment visas, but our goal is to not cut legal immigration.”
Lax border policies are a huge boon for these business groups. For example, President Barack Obama’s easy border policies allowed more than 400,000 migrants to get work permits because they claimed asylum.
House Speaker Ryan has long favored the easy migration of foreign workers and an “open door” into U.S. labor markets, such as California. Those policies cut Americans’ wages and shift Wall Street’s job-creating investments away from middle-American population centers towards the coastal cities where immigrant workers arrive and settle. California is a test case of Ryan’s cheap-labor vision which he described in 2013.
Four million Americans turn 18 each year and begin looking for good jobs in the free market.
The Washington-imposed economic policy of economic growth via mass-immigration shifts wealth from young people towards older people, it floods the market with foreign labor, spikes profits and Wall Street values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees. It also drives up real estate prices, widens wealth-gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high-tech careers, and sidelines at least 5 million marginalized Americans and their families, including many who are now struggling with opioid addictions.
But Trump’s effort to limit legal and illegal immigration is driving up wages and salaries for Americans in various locations and careers around the country. The beneficiaries include African-American bakers in Chicago, Latino restaurant workers in Monterey, Calif., disabled people in Missouri, high schoolers, resort workers in Hilton Head, construction workers, Superbowl workers, the garment industry, and workers at small businesses, and even Warren Buffett’s railroad workers.