People and politicians who want to deport more immigrants or even halt immigration altogether for racist reasons usually cloak their true motivations by making economic arguments, like saying immigrants are taking jobs away from Americans or lowering their wages, but the problem with those arguments is that they're not actually true.
It's not true and, moreover, cutting immigration is actually bad for the economy.
This is something that Trump's chief of staff Mick Mulvaney reportedly acknowledged when he spoke at the Oxford Union in Britain last night.
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told a crowd at a private gathering in England on Wednesday night that the Trump administration “needs more immigrants” for the U.S. economy to continue growing, according to a audio recording of his remarks obtained by The Washington Post.
“We are desperate — desperate — for more people,” Mulvaney said. “We are running out of people to fuel the economic growth that we’ve had in our nation over the last four years. We need more immigrants.”
The Trump administration wants those immigrants to come in a “legal fashion,” Mulvaney said, according to the recording.
I don't know who Muvlaney thinks he's fooling as the Trump regime has also made it significantly more difficult to immigrate legally. Just recently, the regime unveiled regulations that will deny legal status to immigrants who merely qualify for any social welfare program even if they're technically paying for those programs in their taxes.
The obvious intent of the new rules is to push richer and whiter immigrants to the front of the waiting line, but there's far fewer of them queuing up to come here.
We are "running out of people," as Mulvaney said, or at least we will be the near future. There's just not enough white people to go around in a global economy where white people are the minority. Almost two thirds of the world's population lives in Asia.
It's ironic that diverse populations particularly from South and Central America still want to immigrate here because the United States still represents a chance at a better life for many of them even under Trump, but Trump has made it less desirable for white populations to immigrate here and it's the latter that the regime favors.