Back in 2016, which feels as though it was a century ago, Donald Trump ran a successful presidential campaign that was superbly simple. Trump told that nation that he was going to “drain the swamp” and “build the wall”, and the American people liked what they heard.
For the 2020 contest, things are a bit more complicated. The last 4 years have been a whirlwind of chaos, finished off with 8 months of a global pandemic and massive economic downturn. Donald Trump hasn’t had the luxury of keeping it simple on the campaign trail this time around, and the mad dash to the finish line has been frantic, to say the least.
The campaign is hoping to recapture at least some of the 2016 magic, however, releasing their highly anticipated immigration proposals for 2021 and beyond.
President Donald Trump‘s senior adviser Stephen Miller has fleshed out plans to rev up Trump’s restrictive immigration agenda if he wins re-election next week, offering a stark contrast to the platform of Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
In a 30-minute phone interview Thursday with NBC News, Miller outlined four major priorities: limiting asylum grants, punishing and outlawing so-called sanctuary cities, expanding the so-called travel ban with tougher screening for visa applicants and slapping new limits on work visas.
The objective, he said, is “raising and enhancing the standard for entry” to the United States.
Miller acknowledged that there would need to be some cooperation with Congress in order to make these plans a reality.
“In many cases, fixing these problems and restoring some semblance of sanity to our immigration programs does involve regulatory reform,” Miller said. “Congress has delegated a lot of authority. … And that underscores the depth of the choice facing the American people.”
Of course, there is still one hurdle that needs to be crossed: Reelecting Donald Trump on Tuesday.
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