Trump Abandons ‘America First’ Reforms: ‘We Need’ More Immigration to Grow Business Profits

Trump Abandons ‘America First’ Reforms: ‘We Need’ More Immigration to Grow Business Profits, by John Binder.

Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, President Trump is abandoning his prior “America First” legal immigration reforms to support increases of legal immigration levels in order to expand profits for businesses and corporations.

For the fourth time in about a month, Trump suggested increasing legal immigration levels. With Apple CEO Tim Cook sitting next to him at the White House on Wednesday, Trump said he not only wanted more legal immigration but that companies needed an expansion of new arrivals to grow their business.

“We’re going to have a lot of people coming into the country. We want a lot of people coming in. And we need it,” Trump said …

The comments are a direct rebuttal of the president’s commitments in 2015, 2016, and 2017, where he vowed to reduce overall legal immigration levels to boost the wages of U.S. workers and reduce the displacement of America’s working and middle class. …

Trump’s shift in legal immigration views has coincided with the White House giving access to a myriad of globalist business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the George W. Bush Center, and a number of libertarian organizations funded by the pro-mass immigration billionaire Koch brothers. …

Mass immigration, whether legal or illegal, puts downward pressure on Americans’ wages, researchers have repeatedly noted.

Every one percent increase in the immigrant composition of an American workers’ occupation reduces their weekly wages by about 0.5 percent, researcher Steven Camarotta has found. This means the average native-born American worker today has their weekly wages reduced by perhaps 8.5 percent because of current legal immigration levels. …

Should 15 percent of low-skilled jobs be held by foreign-born workers, it would reduce the wages of native-born American workers by perhaps 12 percent.

The mass importation of legal immigrants — mostly due to President George H.W. Bush’s Immigration Act of 1990, which expanded legal immigration levels — diminishes job opportunities for the roughly four million young American graduates who enter the workforce every year wanting good-paying jobs.

Lou Dobbs: Trump’s Call for More Immigration a ‘Catastrophe’

Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs blasted President Trump’s fourth push in a month to increase legal immigration to benefit multinational corporations at the expense of American workers, calling the policy shift a “tragic reversal” of his “America First” platform and a “catastrophe” for the country’s working class.

President Trump Hits Back Hard At TV Pundit Ann Coulter: “Wacky Nut Job”.

‘Really?

Might be a lot of working class people give upon him, just like he is giving up on them.

Maybe Trump figures he will win easily because the Democrats are going so far left that all he has to do is campaign against socialism. Not so sure about that.