We are ‘desperate’ for more legal immigrants, says White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, despite his boss saying ‘our country is full’
- White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told a crowd in Oxford, England this week that the US is “desperate” for more immigrants
- “We are desperate – desperate – for more people,” Mulvaney said. “We have almost no people left to stimulate economic growth … We need more immigrants.”
- The comments were in stark contrast to what Trump said, including that he did not want migrants to come in because “our country is full”
White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told a crowd in Oxford, England this week that the US is actually “desperate” for more immigrants to come and work in the country.
“We are desperate – desperate – for more people,” Mulvaney told an audience in the Oxford Union, from which an audio recording was obtained from The Washington Post. ‘We have almost no people left to stimulate the economic growth that we have had in our country in the last four years. We need more immigrants. ”
Mulvaney’s comments were in stark contrast to some rhetoric used by his boss, while President Trump said during a visit to the southern border last April that “our country is full.”
In Oxford Union, Mick Mulvaney, White House acting chief of staff, said the United States is “desperate” for more immigrants to fuel the US economy
President Trump has expressed anti-immigrant sentiment since day one of his 2016 presidential campaign, although his chief of staff said this week in England that the US actually wants legal immigrants
Although Mulvaney made sure that he impressed the public that he was talking about immigrants who were legally coming to the US.
He said that despite the fact that the president appeared to be “anti-immigrant,” the Trump government in fact wanted more foreign workers.
Mulvaney said the US wants an immigration system that is more like Canada and Australia.
“We are very interested in expanding that,” Mulvaney said, according to The Post.
Mick Mulvaney played a different tune from his boss, President Trump, when he talked about immigrants during a recent trip to England
Candidate Donald Trump opened his presidential campaign by appeasing illegal Mexican immigrants. “They bring drugs, they bring crime. They are rapists. And some, I suppose, are good people, “said the now president a few moments after his famous escalator where he announced his 2016 run.
And he really didn’t let it go.
In April 2019, he said there was an “emergency” on the southern border.
“It’s a colossal wave and it overwhelms our immigration system, and we can’t let that happen,” Trump said at the time. “We can’t take you anymore. We cannot take you with us. Our country is full. ”
The White House Stephen Miller policy has certainly followed illegal immigration, but he has also tried to limit legal immigration, including insisting on a rule that would prohibit immigrants using public assistance from receiving green cards.