Washington – President Donald TrumpSenior Advisor Steven Miller Completes Plans to Revive Trump Restrictive immigration agenda if it wins re-election next week, offering a stark contrast to the Democratic nominee platform Joe Biden.
In a 30-minute telephone interview Thursday with NBC News, Miller outlined four key priorities: reducing asylum subsidies, punishing and blocking so-called holy cities, extending so-called travel bans with tighter controls and tighter controls. the imposition of new limits on work visas.
The goal, he said, is to “increase and enhance the entry standard” in the United States.
Some of the plans would require legislation. Others could be achieved through executive action, on which the Trump administration relied heavily in the absence of a major immigration bill.
“In many cases, resolving these issues and restoring logic to our immigration programs requires regulatory reform,” Miller said. “Congress has been given a lot of power. … And that underscores the depth of choice that the American people are facing.”
Miller, who serves as a dual adviser to the White House and Trump’s re-election campaign, said he was talking about secondary priorities only as a campaign adviser.
Immigration was overshadowed by the rise in the number of Koranic virus cases and an economy collapsed by an almost pandemic pandemic, but was central to Trump’s rise to power in the Republican Party, and Miller was the driving force behind its often-controversial policies. remove illegal immigration and erect barriers for would-be legal immigrants.
Miller led an immigration policy that critics describe as cruel, racist, and anti-American as an immigrant nation. He despises these allegations, insisting that his only priority is to protect the security and wages of Americans.
And he said he intends to stay on the agenda for a second term if Trump is re-elected.
An immigration freeze
In the near future, Miller would not commit to raising the freeze on new green cards and visas which is to end at the end of the year, saying it will depend on the “government analysis” that factors in the labor market situation depend on the situation.
Asked if he would support restoring the controversial “zero tolerance” policy that led to family separation, Miller said the Trump administration is “100% committed to a family unity policy,” but described it as a policy that would maintain families together in immigration detention by changing what is known as the Flores settlement agreement.
Over the past year, the administration has sought to amend the Flores agreement, which states that children can not be detained for more than 20 days in immigration and customs detention. If successful, immigrant families could be held indefinitely while awaiting their day at the immigration court.
Hold the asylum
In Trump’s watch, asylum grants have been reduced. Miller wants to keep it that way. He said the Trump administration would seek a second term to extend the “burden-sharing” agreements with Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that cut off US travel to asylum seekers.
“The president would like to extend it to include the rest of the world,” Miller said. “So if you create secure third-party partners on other continents and other countries and regions, then you have the opportunity to share the burden of asylum seekers on a global basis.”
Punishment and illegal holy city
“Another important priority with great contrast will be the real repression of refugee cities,” Miller said.
He noted that the administration has withheld some grants in sanctuary cities. In a second term, he said, he will continue the battle with two new initiatives.
First, Miller said, Trump would push for legislation introduced by Sen. Thom Tilly, RN.C., that would penalize jurisdictions that refuse to extradite detainees who are in the U.S. illegally to the ICE for deportation. Second, Trump would go one step further with a law to “ban the practice,” making it mandatory for authorities to extradite these immigrants to the federations.
Develop travel ban, views
Miller said another priority would be “to build and expand the framework we have created with the travel ban, in terms of raising the standard for control and entry control in the United States.”
This includes improved screening methods and more exchange of information between agencies to control applicants seeking entry into the country. The United States is already seeking links to terrorism and extremist groups. Miller wants to go further by checking the “ideological likes or inclinations” of visa applicants to assess their potential for recruitment by radicals.
This may include changing the interview process, adding interviews, or talking to people close to applicants about their beliefs.
“This will be a big priority,” he said. “It will require a whole government effort. It will require the construction of a very complex and very complex control mechanism.”
Curtail work visas
Miller said a second term in Trump would finalize efforts to limit the use of visitor-employee programs such as H-1B visas, including eliminating the lottery system used in the process when applications exceed the annual quota and giving priority to those who are offered higher salaries.
He said Trump would pursue a “points-based entry system” for US visas to accept only those who “can do more to create jobs and economic opportunity,” while preventing the “displacement of U.S. workers.”
The Biden campaign is responding
Biden’s Latin media campaign director, Jen Molina, said that if elected, Biden would reinstate DACA, disclose legislation in his first 100 days on a path to citizenship for undocumented persons, to protect borders in a humane way and end “shameful practices such as family separation” that have left children stranded.
“We will win this election so that people like Steven Miller do not have the opportunity to write more xenophobic policies that dishonor our American values,” Molina said. “Unlike Trump, Vice President Biden knows that immigrants are making America stronger and have helped build that country.”
Julia Ainsley and Jacob Somborov contributed.