Mark Krikorian is the Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, and we've had him on many times to analyze immigration news coming out of the Trump administration. His latest piece "The Art of the Choke" looks at the White House's recently released immigration outline, and he's not too happy with it.
Here's the beginning of "The Art of the Choke:"
"The White House immigration outline was released today and it’s not good. It could change tomorrow, for all we know, but as it stands now, this is a preemptive surrender on several issues.
The enforcement component is fine, as far as it goes – there’s no E-Verify, but the White House decided months ago not to push that, thinking it would be a bridge too far for Democrats, since it impacts illegals who are already here.
But the amnesty and chain migration components are fatally flawed. The fact that the amnesty would include a path to citizenship (i.e., the beneficiaries would eventually get green cards like regular immigrants) is fine with me – if you’re going to amnesty illegal aliens, just rip off the band-aid and get it over with..."