Pelosi calls Trump immigration plan’s focus on merit ’condescending’

Pelosi calls Trump immigration plan’s focus on merit ’condescending’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed the White House’s immigration plan ahead of its rollout on Thursday. Pelosi argued that the focus on basing immigration decisions on ’merit’ was ’condescending’. She was commenting on the plan crafted by senior adviser Jared Kushner which aims to create a ’merit-based’ system that would prioritize visas for migrants with certain job skills.

Timothy
Timothy
Hannibal
Hannibal 1 year

Condescending like the immigration system of pretty much every other country on the planet? Even their beloved Scandinavian social democracies have a merit-based system!

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 1 year

Because this won't be a direct pipeline of potential Dem voters.

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 1 year

Pelosi thinks only American citizens have merit, otherwise she'd welcome immigration based on merit.

No Signal
No Signal 1 year

I can't wait for old hippies to die.

Fernando Granizo
Fernando Granizo 1 year

I heard on Univision the plan is racist. It’s was during lunch time news. It must be true.

Barny Fraggles
Barny Fraggles 1 year

Deciding entry into your country where you family live based on merit...disgraceful. I like my immigrants random, inept and unvetted plix.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 1 year

Our policies for immigration are better than North Korea’s.

Michael Shields
Michael Shields 1 year

Meritocracy is the literal oppsite of Condescending.

Judi Em
Judi Em 1 year

So says Pelosi, as she panders for votes.

Bennington
Bennington 1 year

so acknowledging their potential to contribute to the society they wish to enter, has opposed to considering they are all poor souls that couldn't help themselves out of a plastic bag, is condescending?

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 1 year

Soooo?

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