People like myself that believe (for reasons not racist) that one of the only good purposes of a federal government is to secure the border.
“Our founders, asserted their concerns publicly and routinely about the effects of indiscriminate mass immigration. They made it clear that the purpose of allowing foreigners into our fledgling nation was not to recruit millions of new voters or to secure permanent ruling majorities for their political parties. It was to preserve, protect, and enhance the republic they put their lives on the line to establish.”
Though, I don’t agree with separating families, the media coverage is almost entirely exaggerated and hyperbolic to create an emotional reaction against Trump, while excluding a bunch of important and rational details…
“…the reporting from the border has also been incomplete, misleading, and at times biased and emotionally overwrought. It’s no secret the mainstream media disagrees with Trump’s push to crack down on illegal immigration and tighten border security, but that shouldn’t excuse the lack of nuance and granularity in much of the reporting we’ve seen over the past week or so.”
I think his base is concerned about illegal immigration, the argument is hardly ever against LEGAL immigration but the media acts like they’re all purely racist against all immigrants.
“It’s not personal. Republicans aren’t anti-immigrant. They’re anti-illegal immigration. It’s the basis of any society to prioritize its resources for its own members rather than diverting them to people in other societies. Our society is our responsibility, their societies are their responsibility.”
Not everyone’s racist, there are still a large number that voted for Obama, and also voted for Trump.
“ANES data suggest that about 8.4 million 2012 Obama voters backed Trump in 2016 ”
I think most people and sources agree that legal immigration is a win win…
“Immigration’s Long-Term Impacts on Overall Wages and Employment of Native-Born U.S. Workers Very Small, Although Low-Skilled Workers May Be Affected, New Report Finds; Impacts on Economic Growth Positive, While Effects on Government Budgets Mixed”
and the media for “some reason” doesn’t want to admit that ILLEGAL immigration is a negative on our society…
“Illegal immigration costs Americans billions of dollars each year. Illegal aliens are net consumers of taxpayer-funded services and the limited taxes paid by some segments of the illegal alien population are, in no way, significant enough to offset the growing financial burdens imposed on U.S. taxpayers by massive numbers of uninvited guests.”