Democrats, Media, Ignore Donald Trump’s Promise to Help Americans Get Jobs From Immigration Reform

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The media and Democratic politicians are trying to ignore Donald Trump’s promise that immigration reform will help Americans — including African-Americans and America Latinos — find jobs in a revived economy.

“The fundamental problem with the immigration system in our country is that it serves the needs of wealthy donors, political activists and powerful, powerful politicians … It does not serve you, the American people,” Trump said on Aug. 31, while shifting the debate away from the establishment’s concern for migrants.

Trump’s speech was immediately derided as “hardline … inflammatory … nativism…. bombast” by Politico, which also printed a claim by an advisor to Hillary Clinton that the speech was Hitlerian. The Hill called the speech “hardline” in the lede, despite the focus on jobs for lower-income American minorities, and it then demoted Trump’s comments about jobs and wages to the tail end of the article. The New York Times called it “incendiary,” and complained he did not say what would happen to foreign migrants after they went home.

“Fact-checkers” for the Washington Post and the Associated Press just ignored Trump’s focus on jobs and wages, and instead nitpicked at subsidiary pieces of Trump’s speech.

The New York Times’s chief immigration reporter didn’t even use the words “wages” or jobs” in her report on the speech.

Numerous aides to Hillary Clinton also lashed at the speech, while avoiding Trump’s promise of support for lower-income, lower-skilled Americans workers, such as the African-Americans in riot-scarred Milwaukee. The social-media director of the Clinton campaign, Emmy Bengtson, for example, just shook with horror:

Unlike the Democrats and the establishment media, Trump led his speech with a renewed focus on jobs and wages for ordinary Americans — not on payoffs for politicians, employers and investors, nor on promised benefits for migrants.

“When politicians talk about immigration reform, they usually mean the following, amnesty, open borders, lower wages … [but] it should mean improvements to our laws and policies to make life better for American citizens,” Trump said.

We have to listen to the concerns that working people, our forgotten working people, have over the record pace of immigration and it’s impact on their jobs, wages, housing, schools, tax bills and general living conditions…

While there are many illegal immigrants in our country who are good people, many, many, this doesn’t change the fact that most illegal immigrants are lower skilled workers with less education, who compete directly against vulnerable American workers, and that these illegal workers draw much more out from the system than they can ever possibly pay back. And they’re hurting a lot of our people that cannot get jobs under any circumstances …

The truth is, the central issue is not the needs of the 11 million illegal immigrants or however many there may be … There is only one core issue in the immigration debate, and that issue is the well being of the American people …

[Hillary Clinton] promises uncontrolled, low-skilled immigration that continues to reduce jobs and wages for American workers, and especially for African-American and Hispanic workers within our country … we will reform legal immigration to serve the best interests of America and its workers, the forgotten people. Workers. We’re going to take care of our workers … [and] establish new immigration controls to boost wages and to ensure that open jobs are offered to American workers first …

And Hillary Clinton is going to do nothing for the African-American worker, the Latino worker. She’s going to do nothing … She’s been there for 35 years. She’s done nothing. And I say what do you have to lose? Choose me. Watch how good we’re going to do together. Watch…

Let’s stop the drugs and the crime from pouring into our country. Let’s protect our social security and Medicare. Let’s get unemployed Americans off the welfare and back to work in their own country.


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