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    Ex-Candidate: Trump's Immigration Plan Can't Be Realized as Dems Won't Cooperate

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    Donald Trump earlier this week unveiled a new merit-based legal immigration proposal aiming to increase the proportion of high-skilled immigrants allowed entry into the US. Stan Vaughan, a 2012 candidate for US Congress from Nevada explained what are the chances that the plan will be approved and what are the shortcomings and benefits of the plan.

    Sputnik: What is the likelihood that Trump's new immigration plan will be approved, given the Democrats’ majority in the House of Representatives?

    Stan Vaughan: Probably zero, will head to congressional dustbin as no support from Democrats as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has commented the proposal is "Dead on Arrival".

    Sputnik: How will this plan affect voters in Democratic states closest to the border, such as New Mexico and California?

    Stan Vaughan: As both States are Democrat controlled, probably will have no impact on voters.

    Sputnik: What, in your opinion, are the shortcomings or benefits of the plan proposed by the Trump administration?

    Stan Vaughan: Shortcomings are that it does not include more funding for the wall being built while benefits are that it would give the USA a higher per cent of skilled workers, giving them priority and reducing chain migration from 2/3 to 1/3 of legal immigrants.

    Sputnik: In your opinion, will this plan help reduce the level of crime among immigrants?

    Stan Vaughan: Yes as higher skilled and English speaking immigrants have better employment prospects for higher paying jobs.

    Sputnik: According to reports, this plan deals only with legal immigration, not the 11 million undocumented immigrants and the 1 million so-called "Dreamers".  How can the new Trump plan be implemented, given the Democrats have been trying to pass the Dream Act since 2001?

    Stan Vaughan: It cannot as Democrats have refused to cooperate on immigration restrictions in exchange for any illegal alien 'Dreamers' amnesty.

    Sputnik: How will this plan affect Trump’s chances in the 2020 election?

    Stan Vaughan: The proposal should not really hurt Trump's chances of re-election. With the economy so strong and due to Trump no Democrat has a chance to defeat Trump.

    Views and opinions, expressed in the article are those of Stan Vaughan and do not necessarily reflect those of Sputnik.

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