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Broad GOP Support for Ending Chain Migration
True conservative immigration reform requires an end to chain migration. In the past 35 years alone, 20 million people have come to the country simply because a relative had a green card. Recent polling suggests 79 percent of voters want an immigration system that prioritizes highly educated and skilled immigrants. Merit-based immigration makes sense for the 325 million Americans, and that should be the priority of legislative action.
As The Heritage Foundation explained earlier this year, “While reunifying immediate family members (spouses and children) should remain a priority of the immigration system, our current system allows single immigrant to secure green cards for his or her parents and siblings, making it possible for an extensive web of external family members to relocate to the U.S.”
“Family-based immigration is not concerned with what an immigrant can contribute to the U.S. economy, nor with the fiscal costs of bringing in less-educated immigrants,” concluded Heritage.
CHAIN MIGRATION cannot be allowed to be part of any legislation on Immigration! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017
Below is Congressman Palazzo's feature in the blog post. Link to full blog post here
Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) — January 11, 2018