Skip to comments.Immigration in the National Interest
Posted on 11/03/2017 3:59:08 PM PDT by Baynative
Tom Cotton was elected to the U.S. Senate from Arkansas in 2014, following one term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the Senate Banking Committee, the Senate Intelligence Committee, and the Senate Armed Services Committee. A graduate of Harvard College, he studied government at the Claremont Graduate School and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2002. In 2005, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, rose to 1st Lieutenant, and served deployments in Iraq with the 101st Airborne and in Afghanistan with a Provincial Reconstruction Team. His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, and Ranger Tab.
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"Last year, for the first time in our nations history, the American people elected as president someone with no high government experiencenot a senator, not a congressman, not a governor, not a cabinet secretary, not a general. They did this, I believe, because theyve lost faith in both the competence and the intentions of our governing classof both parties! Government now takes nearly half of every dollar we earn and bosses us around in every aspect of life, yet cant deliver basic services well. Our working classthe forgotten man, to use the phrase favored by Ronald Reagan and FDRhas seen its wages stagnate, while the four richest counties in America are inside the Washington Beltway. The kids of the working class are those who chiefly fight our seemingly endless wars and police our streets, only to come in for criticism too often from the very elite who sleep under the blanket of security they provide."
I am amazed that an educated patriot who has served our country in combat can summon the patience to sit in committees of process with mental midgets like Tim Caine, Al Franken and Patty Murray!
Immigration policy should serve the interests of citizens first, foremost, always.
Good luck finding anyone in Washington that understands this.
Found one: Tom Cotton.
I like him.
Immigrant status should be limited to people who love us and want to be us... and who bring something in terms of skills or talent that benefits the rest of us.
They should only be admitted in numbers that can be easily integrated. They should only be admitted when the economy is such that they can be easily integrated.
Cotton is new at the Swamp game, but he evidently is a McCain baby and he wants to give DACA kids a path to citizenship.
History lesson is nice, but watch him on legislation.
Color me dubious so far.
Since “WE ARE” the nation, you’re darned straight that’s the way it should be.
The government answers to us Constitutionally. We do not answer to it.
Every action should be to benefit us in the long run.
Our leadership is treasonous.
tom cotton ping
Integration is nearly impossible in the Socialist States of America. Work or Starve was the ultimate integration tool. There are still Freedom loving hard working self sufficient people out there who would be welcomed by even the most hard core nativist on this forum. Unfortunately they are not welcome here because they would not be natural dim/lib/Socialist/commie/prog voters.
exactly right. When we allow unbridled immigration, we import people who could really care less about our values, our national memorials and landmarks, or our culture. There was a story (was it yesterday?) that told about vandals hiking into a Utah National Monument, sandstone cliffs and such, and spraypainting graffiti until their cans ran out. Who does that??? I don’t think in all my 60 years I’ve ever met anyone who would even think to do that, much less put it into team action. And how do you even clean that without subjecting the surface of the sandstone to erosive scarring?
Our statues are being defaced and destroyed, our graveyards, too. People might complain about entry fees going up to National Parks and Forests but half of them are being trashed and the other half you don’t dare go in because of the Mexican mafia and Isis training camps. Maybe higher fees will keep the vandals out? Sad we even have to deal with it. We’re allowing our country to be destroyed from the inside out by people who have no respect for us; it’s our money that’s the draw. And that is not in our national interest. Time to shut the door and get control of what is happening to us.
Tom Cotton wants to legalize 700,000 DACAs.
He forgot to mention he will also have to legalize their parents, which adds another 1 million.
He also forgot to mention that 80% of those folks will vote for the Democrat Party when they become citizens.
He will reduce legal immigration to 500,000 per year, over ten years. In other words, 7.5 million more legal immigrants will arrive in the next ten years. And, 80% of them will vote for the Democrat Party when they become citizens.
The Good News - every one of those 7.5 million will undergo EXTREME vetting! And the family breadwinner will take a skills test!
I have a better idea...
Each year, we identify the 1,000 smartest, most creative, most energetic, and most entrepreneurial 25-year-olds in the entire world, and we bring THEM to the USA!
Tom Cotton's RAISE Act is a steaming pile of baloney.
It will never be enforced.
And Donald Trump will be the last Republican president in this century.
Great read. Thanks for posting
This should be the path for the future. Problem is by now so many of all the wrong people have been allowed to infiltrate the country it may well be too late to save it. Hard to say.
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