With President Trump in office, Nancy Pelosi’s life is a total mess.
Despite being in the Speaker’s chair, she has next to no real power.
And Trump just announced one thing that will destroy her career for good.
There is no issue bigger for President Trump than stopping illegal immigration.
On the campaign trail, it was the one issue his supporters were most excited about.
At every campaign event, thousands of supporters chanted “Build the wall!” in support of his biggest campaign pledge.
And Trump is standing true on his plan to build a wall on the border.
By declaring a national emergency, military funds will now go towards constructing a wall along the Southern border in a move that the Pentagon is helping him to achieve.
But this isn’t the only thing Trump wants to do.
He wants to work with Congress to bring meaningful changes to the current immigration crisis—one that is greater than any other time in history.
And in a recent speech, he laid out exactly how he will do that.
Named “The Kushner Plan” due to his son-in-law Jared helping him craft it, the plan favors educated immigrants over simple lottery and chain migration immigrants.
But it will also improve the economy for all American workers.
Kevin Hassett, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, told the Washington Post that the plan will generate $600 billion in economic growth.
The White House contends that this proposal will have full support from Republicans.
“Jared [Kushner] had the whole team present together to show the Republican senators the WH is unified on the proposal,” said Avi Berkowitz, a deputy assistant to the President.
If Republicans remain fully unified, this will be bad news for Nancy Pelosi.
Despite controlling the House, there are a number of Democrats who are likely to break off from her and support this proposal.
Historically, Democrats have supported the idea of giving skilled immigrants priority.
In the modern era, they essentially support full-on open border policies.
But open borders harm legal immigrants more than any other group, particularly educated immigrants.
Some Democrats still understand this and may support Trump’s proposal—which would make it the first meaningful step towards immigration reform in decades.
Illegal immigration is at historic levels—nearly ten times higher than the late-years of Obama’s presidency.
By the end of this year, experts expect upwards of 1 million illegal immigrants who will try to cross into the United States.
Something clearly needs to be done.
During Obama’s presidency, even he called illegal immigration a “crisis” when levels were much lower than they are today.
So no matter what the left wants to say, there is a crisis and something must be done—whether Pelosi likes it or not.
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