Pelosi Uses Melania Trump and Her Parents as Bait to Knock POTUS’ Merit-Based Immigration Proposal

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is going after the president’s immigration proposal through a fiery swipe at his wife and the first lady’s family.

President Donald Trump recently proposed an immigration plan which would include shifting from a family-based system to merit-based immigration, which would value skilled workers and those who speak English.

Pelosi questioned if the first lady Melania Trump and her parents could’ve become U.S. citizens if the merit-based system were in place, as she spoke to a crowd at the Commonwealth Club of California event on Wednesday.

“I don’t know if merit counted for when his wife’s family came into the country,” Pelosi said. “I don’t know. Maybe it did. God bless them if it did. But he calls that ‘chain migration,’ which he wants to get rid of.”

Melania, who was born in Slovenia, and her parents became U.S. citizens after “years” of processing, then garnering citizenship through the family-based system, the first lady’s immigration lawyer previously told The Hill.

“Should we attach a green card to the diploma of so many scientists and engineers and all the rest and graduate students who train in the U.S. so that they can stay here?” Pelosi continued. “Of course. But that’s not the point. The point is that the president does not share the view of even Ronald Reagan and two Bushes in recent history.”

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While Pelosi knocked Trump’s merit-based immigration proposal, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) previously told IJR it’s the “right move” because “[…] we should favor higher-skilled workers and give them a leg-up over simple family ties, which is what our current system is.”

Trump is expected to offer a “very dramatic” statement later Thursday or the next day on immigration and the current situation on the U.S.-Mexico border amid the border crisis as migrant apprehension numbers soar.

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Jill
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Melania’s family is very accomplished. They were not field workers who can only pick fruit or vegetables. Yes, Trump is not like the past Republican presidents, because he is not a politician and isn‘t for sale to any congressperson or corporation. Hurray!

Qaz Wiz
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First, Melania was qualified via merit based system since merit system only requires that the person be self sufficient and not take job from a citizen – not a problem unless Pelosi was refused a modeling job because Melania was here. Second there’s a big difference between “Chain migration” which is a totally good and correct vs the “bungee migration” that lefty loons want and has been rule land for decades true chain migration has a US citizen sponsoring a person or family (or some number in-between) who then supports them until & if they are self sufficient often it… Read more »

Steven Cullison
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I would say Melonia has certainly proved herself to be far above Any of the DemocRat leadership in character.

Nancy Pelosi has become a person with no integrity or conscience about her distorted or untrue rhetoric. Nothing she says recently has any value. Koi

kathy
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kathy

The First lady speaks 6 languages, owned her own busines,s and has never taken a handout from the USA. Yes, Madama Speaker, she would make it in on a merit-based system.

Idiot.

Patriot349
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Patriot349

Hey Nancy Palsi, the bucket is full. You and your criminal cohorts only want immigrants for the votes. Just like the black voters you used and talked them into mass genocide thru woman’s choice abortion. Yeah that’s what the KKK and the party of Jim crow want.

karen
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usually, people coming over from the European countries come over properly..Nancy is a babbling idiot

Frank Turner
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Words cannot express what a low life Idiot Pelosi is, if brains were dynamite, she couldn’t blow her nose!!!!!!

Susanna4Life
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Susanna4Life

Melanie was a model working in several countries. Obviously well off and parents followed the law. What’s to question? Did she climb a fence at the southern border?

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