What Chuck Schumer Said 30yrs Ago About Immigrants Is Coming Back To Haunt Him BAD…
Democrats are the type of people that don’t necessarily stick to any beliefs except one, that being that they will kiss the behind of who they think will keep them in office. Nothing else. Back in 1990, Chuck Schumer almost sounded like Donald Trump, at least on immigration.
While today, the New York Senator spends his time attacking President Trump and defending illegal immigrants, back when he was a lowly Congressman, he sounded just as critical of “chain migration” and allowing unskilled labor into this country as, well, Donald Trump.
Take a listen as the 1990 Rep. Chuck Schumer talks about an upcoming immigration bill:
“It should not simply be family relationships that determines who comes here. This bill says, if you have a skill that America needs, we’re going to accept you – in the past, that was very, very difficult. Less than four percent of all immigrants came or were admitted to this country because we needed their help in the job market and now that percentage will increase significantly.
And now it’s the first time that we’ve really recognized that economic competition – the needs for new skills and new ideas that for whatever reason aren’t being supplied by our own workers – will happen.
Merit-based immigration? Based on skill, and what you can offer to this country and not just letting anyone in, or allowing every family member in? Chuck sounds almost reasonable. It’s certainly not that way today.
When President Trump went further than any Republican president in American history and said he would support a deal granting a path to citizenship for up to 1.8 million so-called DREAMers in exchange for an end to the visa lottery system and more border security, Schumer spit at the idea.
“This plan flies in the face of what most Americans believe,” Schumer said on Twitter. While Trump “finally acknowledged that the Dreamers should be allowed to stay here and become citizens, he uses them as a tool to tear apart our legal immigration system and adopt the wish list that anti-immigration hard-liners have advocated for years.”
In fact, Schumer said he’s not willing to do anything regarding immigration if the border wall between the US and Mexico is part of the deal.
“The wall offer is off the table,” the Senate Minority Leader said.
The New York Times called it a “fluid debate,” but that’s because they know that Schumer is so “fluid” he changes his mind on immigration based on how President Trump feels.