Yesterday at the White House Press Briefing, President Trump announced new “merit based” immigration policies which will reduce income inequality, and will greatly benefit minority and middle class workers in the United States.
However, leave it to CNN’s Jim Acosta to go off on some wild, laughable tangent to try to demonize the bill as if it were “racist”:
“What the President is proposing here does not sound like its in keeping with American tradition when it comes to immigration, the Statue of Liberty says give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, it doesn’t say anything about speaking English or being able to be a computer programmer, aren’t you trying to change what it means to be an immigrant coming into this country telling them they have to speak English?”
Have no fear, though. Stephen Miller was there to set Acosta straight:
“Well, first of all, right now, it’s a requirement that to be naturalized you have to speak English, so the notion that speaking English wouldn’t be part of the immigration system would be actually very ahistorical . . .”
After several minutes of exchange, Acosta tried to take it up a notch:
“It sounds like you’re trying to engineer the racial and ethnic flow of people into this country with this policy . . .”
But if you listen carefully at the 4:25 mark, Miller delivers a major blow:
“Jim that is one of the most outrageous, insulting, ignorant, and foolish things you’ve ever said, and for you, that’s still a really . . . the notion that you think that this is a racist bill is so wrong and so insulting, Jim the reality is that the foreign born population into our country has quadrupled since 1970, that’s a fact, it’s been mostly driven by green card policy. Now, this bill allows for immediate nuclear family members to come into the country, much as they would today, and it adds an additional points-based system . . .”
Boom! Stephen Miller, ladies and gentlemen.