Opinion Trump's Immigration Restrictions Will Hurt Americans

18:07  21 april  2017
18:07  21 april  2017 Source:   U.S. News & World Report

Liberals went off the deep end on immigration: Column

  Liberals went off the deep end on immigration: Column The immigration issue amply demonstrates that when political pendulums swing too much to one side, they then swing back wildly and uncontrollably. President Trump’s rhetoric and policies toward immigrants, legal and undocumented, have been harsh, and have reflected the views of his base. But all this is partly — only partly — because during the Obama years the immigration rhetoric became quite loose. Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.

Trump ' s Syria Attack. An Endangered American Journey. Trump and Xi at Mar-a-Lago. A Threat to Americans . President Donald Trump ' s immigration restrictions will have an enormous economic cost.

Immigration restrictions interfere with the free market more than almost any other U.S. government policy. Building Trump ’ s border wall would require using eminent domain to seize property of many more Americans .

MEANS, KY-MAR 21: A patriotic business owner is proud of the American flag in Means, Kentucky is a small town near Mount Sterling, Kentucky and is part of the conservative region that voted heavily in favor of Trump. Trump won 66 percent of the vote in the state, while Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton got 29 percent.- The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) was funded with $146 million in 2016. The grant money often went toward dull infrastructure projects and many of the people living in communities that have benefited from ARC funding are unaware of its impact. That money often goes toward helping repair essential services rural towns cannot afford on their own, like fixing broken sewer systems and community service projects. There are currently budget proposals by the Trump administration that would cut or eliminate programs like the ARC. (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images: MEANS, KY-MAR 21: A patriotic business owner is proud of the American flag in Means, Kentucky is a small town near Mount Sterling, Kentucky and is part of the conservative region that voted heavily in favor of Trump. Trump won 66 percent of the vote in the state, while Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton got 29 percent. - The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) was funded with $146 million in 2016. The grant money often went toward dull infrastructure projects and many of the people living in communities that have benefited from ARC funding are unaware of its impact. That money often goes toward helping repair essential services rural towns cannot afford on their own, like fixing broken sewer systems and community service projects. There are currently budget proposals by the Trump administration that would cut or eliminate programs like the ARC. (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images © (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images) MEANS, KY-MAR 21: A patriotic business owner is proud of the American flag in Means, Kentucky is a small town near Mount Sterling, Kentucky and is part of the conservative region that voted heavily in favor of Trump. Trump won 66 percent of the vote in the state, while Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton got 29 percent. - The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) was funded with $146 million in 2016. The grant money often went toward dull infrastructure projects and many of the people living in communities that have benefited from ARC funding are unaware of its impact. That money often goes toward helping repair essential services rural towns cannot afford on their own, like fixing broken sewer systems and community service projects. There are currently budget proposals by the Trump administration that would cut or eliminate programs like the ARC. (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.

Survey: Voters increasingly feel Dems represent their views

  Survey: Voters increasingly feel Dems represent their views <p>Republicans enjoy a majority in both chambers of Congress and have a GOP president. Yet a new Pew Research survey out Monday finds that Americans increasingly feel it’s Democrats who better represent their views on a number of key issues.</p>Republicans enjoy a majority in both chambers of Congress and have a GOP president. Yet a new Pew Research survey out Monday finds that Americans increasingly feel it’s Democrats who better represent their views on a number of key issues.

Nationalists on the left and right argue that easing immigration restrictions would make Americans worse off. Trump ' s nationalist immigration restrictions violate liberty, hurt the economy, hurt the poor, and weaken America 's traditional liberal culture.

Dozens of colleges and several higher-education groups have expressed strong opposition to President Donald Trump ’ s executive order temporarily blocking immigration from a list of majority-Muslim countries and indefinitely suspending refugees from Syria, arguing that the moves will hurt scholarship.

As the Trump administration seeks to cut H-1B visas for skilled workers and ramps up arrests of immigrants without legal status, including thousands who do not have a criminal record, it is worth remembering that immigrants are not the only ones harmed by the new administration's harshly restrictionist immigration policies. Severe restrictions on migration condemn hundreds of thousands of potential immigrants to lives of poverty and oppression in underdeveloped nations, yet such policies severely harm American citizens, as well.

Perhaps the biggest negative impact of immigration restrictions is the enormous economic cost. Restrictions prevent millions of people from freely seeking employment and other opportunities. Economists estimate that abolishing migration restrictions around the world could potentially double world GDP. No other potential policy change is likely to have anything like the same massive beneficial effects.

Trump: 'Dreamers' should 'rest easy'

  Trump: 'Dreamers' should 'rest easy' President Trump tried to reassure illegal immigrants brought here as children.The president told The Associated Press in an interview that his calls to crack down on illegal immigration are focused primarily on removing criminals from the U.S. and are not geared toward the so-called "dreamers.

The right-leaning Cato Institute says the deportation of "Dreamers" could cost billion Trump ' s other policies could hurt US workers by making businesses less competitive Yellen was not shy about offering a broad retort to immigration restrictions .

Under Trump ’ s immigration ban, which, among other things For researchers like them, who attend many international scientific conferences a year, restrictions on travel will take a for the people affected — but it also describes how much it will hurt “ American leadership in higher education and

These enormous benefits do not go to immigrants alone. Every day, millions of Americans profit from hiring immigrants, working with them, or using the many innovations they produce. That bounty would increase greatly if we make it easier for immigrants to enter the U.S. and seek out jobs.

Immigration restrictions also threaten the liberty and property rights of Americans. Most obviously, they curtail American citizens' freedom to associate with immigrants. Jim Crow segregation laws restricted the freedom of association of whites as well as African-Americans. Similarly, immigration restrictions curtail the freedom of natives as well as immigrants. In both cases, laws that classify people based on conditions of birth dictate where they are allowed to live and work and who they can interact with.

The Trump administration seeks to greatly increase the number of immigrants in the country without legal status deported by the government. There is no way to do that without also imperiling the civil liberties of American citizens. In 2014, the Department of Homeland Security concluded that immigration enforcement requires large-scale use of racial profiling in areas where some two-thirds of the U.S. population lives. As a result, Americans are subjected to racial discrimination by law enforcement, merely because they appear to belong to the same ethnic or racial group as the targeted immigrants. The more we attempt to increase deportations, the greater the extent of racial profiling.

Top Mexican Official Calls U.S. Border Wall a 'Hostile' Act

  Top Mexican Official Calls U.S. Border Wall a 'Hostile' Act Mexico's Foreign Secretary said the border wall won't work, and that Mexico could rethink security cooperation if talks don't go well.MEXICO CITY — Mexico's foreign relations secretary on Tuesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall not only a "bad idea" but an "unfriendly, hostile" act and said he didn't think a barrier would accomplish anything.

Is Trump ’ s Executive Order Constitutional? Yes, I do agree with the assessments of lawyers around the web that the EO is probably constitutional. But imposing immigration restrictions on countries that don’t send terrorists abroad and leaving off countries that have is nonsensical, especially for the man

Immigrant -Laden Tech Industry Takes Trump To Court Over Immigration Ban. According to a study conducted by expert researchers, H-1B visas are not beneficial for American workers. Do you think the immigration restrictions will hurt the development of the tech industry and start-ups?

Building Trump's much-ballyhooed wall across the Mexican border would require using eminent domain to seize the property of thousands of Americans. Numerous homeowners and businesses are likely to suffer, often getting compensation far below the true level of their losses. Condemning property and building the wall is also likely to cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

The deportations advocated by Trump would cost far more. According to the conservative American Action Forum, mass deportations on the scale envisioned by the administration would cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars, a figure that does not include the cost of losing the goods and services that would have been produced by deported workers.

Immigration does sometimes have negative effects on Americans. But they are often overblown, and can usually be addressed by "keyhole solutions" that limit risk without barring immigrants. Despite the claims of restrictionists, immigration does not lead to higher welfare state spending per capita. Even if it did, the best approach is not a wall across the border, but a wall limiting access to welfare benefits.

New US office seeks to aid victims of crimes by immigrants

  New US office seeks to aid victims of crimes by immigrants <p>The Trump administration on Wednesday opened an office dedicated to helping victims of crimes committed by immigrants — an initiative criticized as misguided because studies have shown immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens.</p>The Victims of Immigrant Crime Engagement, or VOICE, will keep victims informed of the immigration proceedings of suspects and generally walk them through the complicated and often drawn-out immigration court process. It will be staffed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees.

on the left and right argue that easing immigration restrictions would make Americans worse off. Trump ’ s stance on immigration exemplifies a broader cultural and economic nationalism. Restricting Immigration Hurts the Economy and Is a Bad Way to Help Poorer Workers.

President Donald Trump won his new job in the White House with a series of promises that included renewed economic growth and tight restrictions on immigration . While Trump has pledged to create more opportunities for those "forgotten" Americans , many of the jobs held by unauthorized

Similarly, far from increasing the crime rate, immigration actually reduces it, because immigrants have far lower crime rates than natives. That includes immigrants both with and without legal status.

Many other common concerns about immigration are also either exaggerated, or fixable by keyhole solutions. Examples include oft-expressed fears that immigrant voters will change public policy for the worse, fail to assimilate as did their counterparts in earlier generations, or create a major risk of terrorism.

Immigrants and American citizens are not locked in a struggle where one group can only "win" if the other "loses." Cutting back on deportations and immigration restrictions can help both groups win together.

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Former Director of Anti-immigration Group Set to be Named Ombudsman at U.S. Immigration Agency .
A former director of an anti-immigration group, Julie Kirchner, is expected to be named as ombudsman to U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) on Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the pending appointment. Kirchner was from 2005 to 2015 director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a group that has advocated for extreme restrictions on immigration. The ombudsman’s office at USCIS provides assistance to immigrants who run into trouble with the agency, such as immigration applications that take too long to process or applications that may have been improperly rejected.

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