Never afraid to rustle feathers by moving on from the tired RINO and liberal phrases of yesteryear, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri just took a sledgehammer to the values behind federal immigration policy, arguing that it needs to be fixed with an eye towards helping Americans.
That came in a recent op-ed he wrote in which he tore into the “nation of immigrants” idea, arguing that fr from being a fruit-salad-like hodgepodge of different ethnic groups who have immigrated here, America is rather a “nation of Americans.” Further, he argued that immigration law should revolve around helping those Americans and their families rather than bringing ever more random people here.
Hawley began the op-ed, written for Fox News Digital, by telling the story of his Norwegian grandfather making it to the United States and becoming an American. Then, explaining the importance of the story, he said, “I haven’t forgotten it either. When you come to this country, you join a family – the American family. And in America, we stick up for one another, believe in one another, fight for one another.”
Continuing, he argued that the ruling class in America, the globalist elites, have replaced the very idea of America and began an American with rootless, ever-shifting cosmopolitanism and globalism. He said, “Unfortunately, our ruling elite has given up on all that. They’ve become globalists first and Americans second.”
Giving an example, Senator Hawley said, “While illegal immigrants pour across our southern border, bringing drugs and gangs and lower wages with them, McCaskill won’t vote to build the President Trump’s proposed border wall. She won’t vote to secure the border. And she lavishly praises the extremists in her party who want to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.”
And what is the goal of such people? To help the impoverished and oppressed? Hardly. It’s to provide cheap labor in the guise of humanitarianism. To replace expensive American workers with underpaid immigrants in the name of cosmopolitanism.
Explaining their goals and the economic roots of them, Sen. Hawley wrote, “McCaskill and her globalist allies live in a fantasy world where citizenship doesn’t matter and national borders are embarrassments. Their most important priorities are getting cheap labor at home and cheap products from aboard.”
And how can the current system be fixed? With a wholesale replacement of the current immigration system with one that works for Americans. By replacing dangerous policies meant to make the left feel good with ones that work at making America richer, stronger, and better.
Explaining what must be done to save America, Sen. Hawley wrote, “It’s time to do right by American workers. Limit the number of low-skilled immigrants who come to this country. End the visa lottery system. End chain migration. Replace that with a skills-based immigration system that prioritizes the training and know-how we need to create new jobs in this country for our own people.”
And, ending, he used his family’s story, the tale of how his grandfather became an American, to blast to bits the liberal piety about immigration, the claim that we are a nation of immigrants. He said, “My family’s story is no different from that of most other people in Missouri. Missourians know that while this country has a noble heritage of welcoming strangers from many lands, we are a nation of Americans. It’s time we had a senator who acts like it.”
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