WASHINGTON – This afternoon in the Rose Garden, President Trump formally presented a new immigration plan developed by the White House with the hopes of restarting reform efforts in Congress. The proposal is focused on several key issues, including bolstering border security and reforming the legal immigration system.
In response, Terry Schilling, executive director at American Principles Project, released the following statement offering support for the plan:
During the 2016 campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump made immigration one of his signature issues. The American people demanded solutions, and he promised to deliver them. The new plan proposed today by President Trump is a bold, innovative step toward finally addressing America’s immigration crisis.
There is much to like in the plan: it fully secures the border and prevents further drug and human trafficking. It modernizes our nation’s visa system, reforming it to better meet the needs of our turbo-charged economy. It ends chain migration and replaces it with a merit-based immigration system. Additionally, it continues to emphasize the importance of the nuclear family, which should be primary in all government policy.
While not comprehensive by design, this is a constructive proposal which should serve as a sensible foundation for further negotiations in Congress. We applaud President Trump for his leadership and stand ready to assist him in achieving a truly lasting immigration reform that serves both workers and immigrants.
To schedule an interview with Terry Schilling, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Principles Project is a 501(c)(4) organization that works to put human dignity at the heart of public policy.