Trump’s son-in-law seeks to revive a racist “merit-based” immigration system.
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Washington, D.C. – Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, is working to “revive” a “merit-based” immigration system,” to continue advancing Trump’s white supremacist agenda. A White House spokesperson told NPR “there have been no final decisions on specific policy proposals.”
Sanaa Abrar, Advocacy Director of United We Dream Network, said:
“During his State of the Union speech, Trump demonized and criminalized immigrants and people of color. Any proposal by the White House on immigration legislation that prioritizes racist standards like undermining family reunification or creating a criteria of privilege through a “points” system is cruel and dehumanizing. It’s important for lawmakers to remember that policy proposals put forth from the Trump administration, spearheaded by Stephen Miller, are drenched in a legacy of white supremacy. From ending DACA, to enacting his racist Muslim Ban, and the “remain in Mexico” policy, throughout his administration Trump has made life harder for immigrants who are living in the United States or who want to come to the United States.
In the coming months the Supreme Court will make a decision on DACA, impacting hundreds of thousands of immigrant youth and their families. While our fight for permanent protections for all immigrants continues, immigrant youth will not allow Trump and his minions to use us as bargaining chips for billions of more dollars for ICE and CBP, and close the door on future immigrants. ”
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.