Tea Party Patriots Action Responds to President Trump’s New Merit Based Immigration Proposal


Atlanta, GA -Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin responded today to President Trump’s new merit based immigration proposal:

“The context for any true immigration reform must be that we’re not back here five years from now with the same problems. Ending the visa lottery system and increasing merit based immigration practices are two good steps in the effort to realign America’s immigration system with our own national priorities, but they’re not nearly enough. Before we try to implement any such reforms, we must first have complete border security — which includes a wall, additional personnel, and technology — or illegal immigration and the crisis at our border will remain the issue at the forefront of the 2020 election. We are pleased with President Trump’s continued efforts to keep his promise to stop illegal immigration, and urge him to continue to fight to enforce our existing immigration laws and for complete border security.”