Pro-American immigration reformers who want to see less immigration to the United States are praising President Trump for choosing Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
Many reformers — who have supported Trump’s “America First” candidacy and presidency from its early days — say they believe the choice of Kavanaugh was not only a win for American workers, but a victory for the sovereignty of the country.
“From the few immigration cases I have seen, Judge Kavanaugh seems to have great instincts that enabled him to see through the claims of the special interests trying to stretch the boundaries of immigration law to bypass U.S. workers. How refreshing,” Center for Immigration Studies Director of Policy Jessica Vaughan told Breitbart News.
“He seems to get that immigration law should not disadvantage Americans,” Vaughan said.
As Breitbart News outlined in a widely read report, Kavanaugh’s record on immigration and issues impacting domestic industries and American workers were directly in line with Trump’s long held belief that the U.S. economy and immigration policy should work in favor of its citizens rather than foreign countries and foreign nationals.
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“… an illegal immigrant worker is not an ’employee’ under the National Labor Relations Act for the simple reason that, ever since 1986, an illegal immigrant worker is not a lawful ’employee’ in the United States,” Kavanaugh wrote in one of his dissenting opinions on immigration.
Mickey Kaus, a longtime advocate for immigration controls to increase the wages of American workers, told Breitbart News that the choice of Kavanaugh was a “disaster averted,” noting that “at least one of the other top candidates threatened to bring a ‘we need more immigrant workers’ mindset to the court.”
“Kavanaugh seems to recognize that voters may choose an economy where all American workers benefit over an economy with maximum GDP and profits,” Kaus told Breitbart News.
“We can now hope that immigration policy will be made by elected officials, not courts, in accord with the Constitution — and that SCOTUS will stop undisciplined lower court judges from throwing up obstacles to securing the borders and bringing immigration under democratic control,” Kaus continued.
Legal experts with the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), which represents Americans’ interests in the immigration debate, likewise were overjoyed by Trump’s nomination of Kavanaugh.
“Judge Kavanaugh has shown wisdom in past rulings on one of our nation’s biggest challenges, immigration,” IRLI Executive Director Dale Wilcox told Breitbart News.
“He has sided with U.S. citizens and American manufacturers, farmers, and ranchers in cases where American jobs were threatened by cheap labor, union elections were undermined by illegal alien voting, and foreign competition had the potential to harm American businesses,” Wilcox continued. “As vexing immigration questions are sure to arrive at the Supreme Court, there is reason to believe Judge Kavanaugh will safeguard American workers and sovereignty.”
Dan Stein, the director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) — which annually tallies up the expensive cost of mass immigration to U.S. citizens — praised Kavanaugh in a statement, saying he “clearly understands the nation’s patchwork of immigration laws and how they are intended to protect both American workers and the overarching national interest.”
“In several immigration-related dissents, Judge Kavanaugh rejected illegal alien voting in union elections and noted that ‘mere economic expediency does not authorize an employer to displace American workers for foreign workers,'” Stein said.
“With important immigration-related decisions heading to the Supreme Court – including the challenge to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – Judge Kavanaugh will provide expert insight into the legality of the program and the ability of future administrations to circumvent Congress and create tailored amnesty programs for large groups of illegal aliens,” Stein continued.
Indeed, Kavanaugh’s entrance onto the Supreme Court will come as a number of immigration cases face the panel of justices.
For example, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s fight for proof of citizenship laws for voters is expected to make it to the Supreme Court, as Kobach’s push is being attacked by the ACLU, as well as issues surrounding the Flores Settlement Agreement, which the Trump administration has sought to have reversed.