For What It’s Worth, Trump Great On Immigration, Refugees At U.N. Today
A lot of old friends didn’t like President Trump’s UN speech today because it didn’t break cleanly with UniParty foreign policy—e.g. Paul Craig Roberts‘ comments here. But it did contain these revolutionary comments on immigration and refugee policy—the latter especially significant because Trump has to set the quota for U.S. quota for refugees (actually expedited, subsidized, politically favored immigrants) in the next few days. Who knows what Trump will do—but Hillary would never even have said it:
We seek an approach to refugee resettlement that is designed to help these horribly treated people, and which enables their eventual return to their home countries, to be part of the rebuilding process.
For the cost of resettling one refugee in the United States, we can assist more than 10 in their home region. Out of the goodness of our hearts, we offer financial assistance to hosting countries in the region, and we support recent agreements of the G20 nations that will seek to host refugees as close to their home countries as possible. This is the safe, responsible, and humanitarian approach.
For decades, the United States has dealt with migration challenges here in the Western Hemisphere. We have learned that, over the long term, uncontrolled migration is deeply unfair to both the sending and the receiving countries.
For the sending countries, it reduces domestic pressure to pursue needed political and economic reform, and drains them of the human capital necessary to motivate and implement those reforms.
For the receiving countries, the substantial costs of uncontrolled migration are borne overwhelmingly by low-income citizens whose concerns are often ignored by both media and government.
Full text: Trump’s 2017 U.N. speech transcript, by POLITICO STAFF, POLITICO, September 19, 2017. Emphasis added.