President-Elect Trump didn’t have much to say about legal immigration in his stump speech during the campaign, but this is a critical issue. Trump had a solid win in the Electoral College vote, but won squeakers in several important states.
Over the past decade, we have been handing out an average of over 1 million green cards per year (see my charts here). If Trump conducts business as usual, and issues another 4 million green cards during his first term, there is a good chance that he will be digging his own grave in 2020.
Now, most of the immigration goes to only a few states. All of those freshly-minted voters pouring into California and New York? Yeah, their Democratic votes don’t count, because Electoral College. But the other huge immigrant magnet is Florida where newbies cast nuclear-powered votes. Trump narrowly won Florida by 119,770 votes, which is 1.3%.
Trump scored a dramatic victory, but that was largely because the Hillary-biased media had everybody brainwashed. With non-crooked polling and honest news coverage, the surprise-factor would have been much smaller, and maybe non-existent. So, it’s important that Republicans not let this win go their heads.
The Republican Party can still go extinct due to mass-immigration.
The party also has to retain the blue-collar workers that it pilfered from the Democrats. The fastest way to do that is to reduce the supply of labor to create upward pressure on wages just like we did after the Great Depression. Bringing the factories home won’t help if the lion’s share of new jobs continues going to foreign-born workers.
Restricting immigration creates a middle-class society. Mass-immigration creates a billionaire/cheap-labor society. This mindset does not come naturally to the Republican Party, but as the pollsters like to say, there is no other “path” to survival.