John Derbyshire: Two Cheers For Trump’s Immigration Proposal–Especially “Interior Enforcement”
Adapted from the October 13 Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com
Headliner of the week for immigration patriots was President Trump’s immigration reform proposal, which he sent to Congress for their perusal last Sunday. The proposal is a very detailed 70-point list under three main headings:
- Border Security (27 items)
- Interior Enforcement (39 items)
- Merit-Based Immigration System (four items)
Item-wise, the biggest heading there is the second one, “Interior Enforcement.” That’s very welcome.
Of course we need improved border security so that people don’t enter our country without permission. That comes under the first heading. An equally pressing problem, though, is the millions of foreigners who are living and working here, and using our schools and hospitals and public services, who should not be here.