Political Issue Analysis: Merit-Based Immigration

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On Thursday, January 12th, the Washington Post reported that President Trump, while meeting with both Democratic and Republican Senators in the Oval Office to discuss a bipartisan immigration deal, asked: “Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?” Reportedly, this remark was made after lawmakers suggested the idea of protecting immigrants in Haiti, El Salvador, and various African countries. The remark also follows ongoing bipartisan dialogue about a merit-based immigration system that ends chain migration and protects Dreamers, which were previously protected under the DACA executive order.

We’ll discuss the comment, merit-based immigration, DACA, and other topics on this week’s episode of Think Outside Politics.

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