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Stephen Miller Confronts CNN Jim Acosta  
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    Stephen Miller Confronts CNN Jim Acosta WASHINGTON D.C. [August 3, 2017]
    At the White House today, PRESIDENT TRUMP had this to say: "As a candidate, I campaigned on creating a merit-based immigration system that protects U.S. workers and taxpayers -- and that is why we are here today. Merit-based."

    In the press briefing on Wednesday, President Trump's new plan to overhaul GREEN CARD immigration was announced by White House senior advisor, Stephen Miller. Among other things (listed below), the President's plan will reduce the number of yearly Green Card recipients by half. According to Miller, immigration policy ebbs and flows. The current policy allows for about a million Green Cards to be granted each year. Mr. Miller gets into a heated exchange with CNN's "outrageous, insulting, ignorant and foolish"* Jim Acosta, who is blatantly biased against the President, along with his parent company (CNN) and who clearly doesn't like the idea and voices his displeasure to Mr. Miller and the entire worldwide audience watching the August 2, 2017 White House Press Briefing.

    [update] The new policy, also announced by President Trump in his rally today, includes, among other things:
    1. getting rid of the "Raise Act".
    2. Requiring Green Card recipients to speak English as an additional requirement before being accepted. (This turns Mr. Acosta into a quite pompous, and yet, unhappy and aggressive questioner)
    3. Use a "merit based system" to determine whether applicant has the skills necessary to contribute to United States society.
    4. Require recipients to have financial means necessary to live in the United States.
    5. Bar recipients from receiving welfare for 5 years after being accepted.

    Miller stated that the Trump administration believes strongly that current immigration policy harms workers in the United States by allowing their jobs to be replaced by lower wage low skill immigrants. The current policy, favored by democrats (and Jim Acosta of CNN), drives down wages and causes massive unemployment of United States citizens, many of which do not show up in unemployment figures, because they do not register as unemployed. Miller stated that the actual reality of what has happened over the past 17 years proves that Americans are being hurt by the foreign low wage replacement workers. Due to the laws of supply and demand, more workers in the country equals lowers wages and a reduction in the number of jobs available to Americans. Trump promised to create jobs and he is working to fulfill this promise for "Americans First" and "America First."

    CNN and Mr. Acosta appear to prefer a more globalist ideology and more open borders, not less.

    Here are the current requirements for naturalization.

    • Be at least 18 years old at the time of filing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

    • Be a permanent resident (have a "Green Card") for at least 5 years.

    • Show that you have lived for at least 3 months in the state or USCIS district where you apply. 

    • Demonstrate continuous residence in the United States for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing Form N-400. 

    • Show that you have been physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing Form N-400. 

    • Be able to read, write, and speak basic English. 

    • Have a basic understanding of U.S. history and government (civics). 

    • Be a person of good moral character. 

    • Demonstrate an attachment to the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution.



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transcript:

Jim Acosta:
What the President is proposing here does not sound like it's in keeping with it doesn't say anything about speaking English or being able to be a computer programmer aren't you trying to change what it means to be an immigrant coming into this country if you are telling them, "you have to speak English, "can't people learn how to speak English when they get here"

Stephen Miller:
Well, first of all, right now, it's a requirement that in order to be naturalized, you had to speak english so the notion that speaking English wouldn't be a part of our immigration system would be actually very a-historical secondly, I don't want to get off into a whole thing about history here, but the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of liberty enlightening the world, it's a symbol of American liberty lighting the world. The poem that you're referring to was added later, it's not actually part of the original Statue of Liberty

Jim Acosta:
wants to build a wall, you want to bring about a sweeping change to the immigration

Stephen Miller:
you don't actually think that a wall affects green card policy you couldn't possibly believe that, do you? actually, the notion that you actually think immigration is at a historic lull the foreign born population of the United States today. Jim, do you really? serious Jim, do really at CNN not know the difference between green card policy and illegal immigration i mean, you really don't know that?

Jim Acosta:
green card, yes, people who immigrate to the country can eventually, eventually, people who immigrate to this country, through, not through, but in other ways, do obtain a green card at some point they do it through a lot of hard work a yes they may learn English as a second language later on in life but this whole notion of well they have to learn English before they get to the United States are we just gonna bring in people from Great Britain and Australia?

Stephen Miller:
Jim, it's actually, I'm gonna say I am shocked at your statement that you think that only people from Great Britain and Australia would know English it's actually, it reveals your cosmopolitan bias to a shocking degree that your mind, no, this is an amazing moment that you think that only people from Great Britain or Australia would speak English it's so insulting to millions of hard working immigrants who do speak English from all over the world Jim have you honestly never met an immigrant from another country who speaks English outside of Great Britain and Australia is that your personal experience? but that's not what you said it shows your cosmopolitan bias and I just want to say Jim, that is one of the most outrageous, insulting, ignorant and foolish* things you've ever said and for you that's still a really, the notion that you think that this is a racist bill is so wrong and so insulting

About Stephen Miller:
Stephen Miller (born August 23, 1985) is U.S. President Donald Trump's senior advisor for policy. He was previously the communications director for then-Alabama senator, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He also served as a press secretary to Republican U.S. Representatives Michele Bachmann and John Shadegg. Stephen Miller made speeches during the 2016 campaign at Trump Rallies.

The Statue of Liberty Poem

"The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
MOTHER OF EXILES. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"