The American experiment is one of bringing people from different places, and of different races, together to build a stronger nation.
Donald Trump’s administration has turned its back on this mission, and has used hateful rhetoric to divide and distract us from the true sources of economic hardship. In fact, immigrants create far more new jobs
(1) than they occupy by forming businesses, spending their incomes on goods, paying taxes, and raising productivity. Without immigrants
(2), the U.S. workforce would be shrinking (because of declining birthrates), imperiling social security, and contracting the economy. Trump has tried to halt legal immigration, creating a complex of legal obstacles and restrictions often referred to as “a sick joke”
(3). While running for President, Trump called for a “complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States”
(4), and has since banned immigration from 13 predominately black and Muslim countries. There have been zero fatal terrorist attacks
(5) on U.S. soil from these countries since 1975.