As Pence has firmly, but circumspectly, maintained, sometime over the next 45-90 days if the migrant numbers don’t drop Mexico has committed to even further dramatic changes in its immigration policy. As Trump is fond of saying: “We’ll see what happens.”
Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s secretary of foreign affairs, stated that Mexico had agreed that if after 45 days it became clear that Mexico’s new measures had not reduced the migrant problem at the US border, his government would place a new reform measure before the Mexican Senate, which would make Mexico a “safe third country.”
Because Congress denied Trump’s proposed $4.5 billion budget in emergency border funds, he was left with inadequate tools to confront Mexico. Experts discuss Trump’s planned tariffs and their impacts on the US economy.
While the president’s approach to immigration is sometimes misguided and too often antagonistic, this step is a good and reasonable one to make sure that public assistance is directed primarily at US citizens.
California Democrats have proposed a new policy that will provide health care for illegal immigrants. Experts discuss the legitimacy of this proposal as a state legislation or national policy.
Without census data that includes citizenship status, it is probably not possible for states and smaller jurisdictions to draw election districts that equalize eligible voters.
If Democrats won’t help the president secure the border, then there’s nothing outrageous about making them live with the consequences of the policies they advocate.
On this episode of Banter we discuss why the panic over a “population bomb” is so misguided, what’s causing declining fertility rates across the world, and what these shifting demographics will likely mean for the United States and the world.
The United States is not producing enough native-born workers. If Trump wants to keep this strong economy going, and achieve his stated goal of sustained 3 percent growth throughout his presidency, he needs more people coming to the US, not fewer.
The US must rescue Central America from organized crime networks—using financial sanctions, law enforcement cooperation, security assistance, and development programs to defend democracy, the rule of law, and honest commerce.