Immigration – The Differences Between Trump and Biden
We continue to learn more about what Biden plans to do if he wins the election. Even though a Biden victory is unlikely, it’s still worth taking a look at his immigration plans for a better understanding of the direction that the Democratic party is moving.
One important note is that Biden is considered to be a “moderate” Democrat. As you look at the differences between Trump and Biden when it comes to immigration, just keep in mind that there are many Democrats that don’t think Biden is going far enough.
The Democrats desire for open borders and unchecked immigration is very real. This is not being spun by the media and politicians on the right to appear worse than actually proposed. If Biden wins, this country will continue on a rapid trajectory towards mass immigration. If Biden loses, Trump and the Republicans will continue to fight Democrats in Congress over the incredibly important issue of immigration.
Remember, the vast majority of Americans want to earn more money, have lower taxes, have better schools, better infrastructure, and much more. It’s very simple….if you increase the demand (number of people living in the country) and don’t increase the supply (jobs, money, quality of life), then you will leave even more Americans struggling to get by.
As recently compiled in a very thorough report by The Heritage Foundation, here are the stark differences between Trump and Biden on immigration:
Trump is building the wall, Biden will stop building immediately.
When Trump took office, 654 miles of our 2,000 mile southern border already had a wall intended to curb illegal immigration, drug trafficking, and terrorism.
Trump’s goal was to add an additional 450 miles of wall by the end of 2020. With 350 miles already built and another 200 under construction, the goal to add 450 miles of wall will very likely be met.
Biden has stated that he will “not build another foot” of the border wall if he is elected. According to Biden, “building a wall will do little to deter criminals and cartels”. Joe is missing the point. Of course we want to keep out criminals, but that’s a very small percentage of the people illegally sneaking into our country. The majority of Americans want to stop immigrants that are coming here for normal reasons like work and economic opportunity. It’s not racism, it’s nationalism. It’s about taking care of our fellow Americans.
(As a side note, I would be willing to trade some current Americans in exchange for nice people from Mexico and further south. But I don’t think that’s an option.)
Trump is working to end DACA, Biden wants to expand it.
In 2016, Trump ran on the promise to stop illegal immigration. He pushed to end DACA and is still fighting through roadblocks in the court. DACA is the program that protects illegal immigrants from deportation, as long as they came to the US as a child.
Biden, however, wants to expand DACA by making these illegal immigrants eligible for federal student loans and debt-free community college.
Yes, you read that right. In a time when most Americans (only 35%) finish college, Democrats want illegal immigrants to go for free.
Trump wants an actual plan, Biden just wants to legalize “11 million” people.
First things first, multiple studies including a more recent one from Yale state that the actual number for illegal immigrants is most likely around 22-25 million! Biden should know this, making him either uninformed or more likely, he’s lying to America.
This one is simple. Trump has told Congress that he is willing to grant amnesty to some illegal immigrants, using a system that determines which ones are going to work hard and contribute to the American society.
On the flip side, a potential Biden Administration says it will “aggressively advocate” to grant citizenship for nearly “11 million” undocumented illegal immigrants.
You read that right. In one move, our country’s population will increase by 11 million (actually 22 million, nearly 10% the current population) people. Remember, the Democrats have been exceeding the budget for years, creating new welfare programs every year, and even admit that our schools are overcrowded and falling behind. And somehow the answer is to add more people?
Trump wants immigrants to follow a process before entering the US, Biden wants immigrants to enter the country before they have legal status.
Trump created the very smart Migrant Protection Protocol, also known as the “Remain in Mexico” initiative. This forces immigrants to wait in Mexico (or another country) before they can enter the US. Makes you wonder why we didn’t have such an obvious requirement before…
Biden wants to end this practice, allow illegal immigrants to wait in the US until they are granted asylum. Not only that, but Biden also wants to dramatically increase government resources to support illegal aliens waiting for their asylum claims to be processed. That’s right, Biden will let them in before they are legal and then spend taxpayers dollars to take care of them.
Trump wants the best immigrants, Biden wants them all.
A “public charge” is an individual who is unable to support himself and instead relies on public benefits, such as welfare. Trump, rightfully, does not want to allow people to immigrate here that intend to mooch off the US economy. Instead, he wants immigrants that are skilled and educated, ready to work and contribute.
Biden thinks this is wrong and somehow “runs counter to our values as Americans and the history of our nation”. So again, while millions of Americans are unemployed and fighting for an opportunity, the Democrats want to specifically allow immigrants that will knowingly be on welfare within a few months of entering our nation.
This is only a summary of the differences between Trump and Biden when it comes to immigration. To read the full report, go to The Heritage Foundation Immigration Report
On a larger scale, this is representative of the differences between people on the right and people on the left over this very important issue. We are a nation of immigrants but the government has a responsibility to care for the people that were born here or that immigrated here legally. There’s not enough to go around as it is, so why should we let any more people join the table?