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While asking Congress to pass the expansive and failed “DREAM Act” amnesty, which would start by legalizing millions of illegal aliens, Durbin touted the fact that the legislation at the time would have ended chain migration, preventing newly amnestied illegal aliens from bringing their extended family members to the U. “The DREAM Act would not allow what is known as chain migration,” Durbin said.
“In fact, DREAM Act students would have very limited ability to sponsor their family members for legal status.” [Emphasis added] Durbin, though, is now attacking Trump for popularizing the term “chain migration,” claiming the technical immigration term that he has previously used is offensive to African-Americans, as Breitbart News reported: That was the nature of this conversation.
When it came to the issue of, quote, “chain migration,” I said to the president, do you realize how painful that term is to so many people?
African-Americans believe they migrated to America in chains and when you talk about chain migration, it hurts them personally.
[Emphasis added] Democrats have been exceptionally unwilling to cut a deal with Trump on immigration, specifically on provisions that would end the wildly unpopular process of chain migration, as well as the Diversity Visa Lottery program. In that same time period, a total of 13.06 million foreign nationals have entered the U. through the legal immigration system, as every seven out of ten new arrivals come to the country for nothing other than family reunification.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data reveals that about 9.3 million foreign nationals have come to the U. This makes chain migration the largest driver of immigration to the U. — making up more than 70 percent — with every two new immigrants bringing seven foreign relatives with them.
As Breitbart News reported, five years of chain migration to the U. adds more people to the country than one year of American births.
Since August 2017, Trump has called for an end to chain migration, noting how it does not allow the U. to select its immigrants – rather opening the door to unskilled, low-wage foreign nationals who solely arrive in America to reunify with extended foreign relatives.
New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter (22) celebrates after intercepting a pass by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre during the fourth quarter of the NFC championship NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter (22) celebrates after intercepting a pass by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre during the fourth quarter of the NFC championship NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. FOR THE ORIGINAL STORY FROM THE STAR TRIBUNE, CLICK HERE.
To stand near the finish line in Beijing and see Usain Bolt run as no one had before.
To hover near the first tee of the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National, seeing the world’s best golfers wave their arms like cheerleaders.