An immigration report card for President Trump

Article subtitle: 
Trump has kept several of his most important campaign-trail promises
Article publisher: 
Washington Times
Article date: 
March 4, 2020
Article category: 
National News
Medium
Article Body: 
President Trump’s base cares about immigration more than any other issue.  
 
Fifty-nine percent of Trump voters named “immigration” as a top-three issue in a recent Harvard/Harris poll....
 
While he did promise to end the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which granted work permits and temporary legal status to 690,000 illegal aliens who came to the United States as minors, on “day one” of his presidency, he did attempt to do so nine months after taking office....
 
Mr. Trump has also made considerable progress on his oft-promised border wall....
 
He’s also cracked down hard on asylum fraud....
 
The Bad 
 
However, his latest proposed immigration overhaul — engineered by son-in-law Jared Kushner — would continue to admit more than 1 million new permanent residents each year under the premise that it is now a “skills-based” admission system — meaning the middle class will have to endure more competition for jobs while enduring wage stagnation that blue-collar workers have suffered for decades....
 
The president has also backed away from his earlier support for the Raise Act, sponsored by Sens. Tom Cotton, David Perdue and Josh Hawley. The legislation would cut legal immigration levels in half....
 
Worse, Mr. Trump has practically ignored the single most effective way to end illegal immigration — E-Verify....