“Bring Weed” - President Reconsiders Immigration Policies

“Bring Weed” – President Reconsiders Immigration Policies

Washington, D.C. – Two Republican senators have on Wednesday joined with President Trump to push new immigration legislation that would introduce a new merit-based system for workers seeking to enter the United States.  The president called it “the most significant reform to our immigration system in half a century.”

“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,” Trump said.

Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) made the claim Tuesday that if immigrants want entry into the United States they must “bring weed” and “not that skank trash either, we’re serious.  We will deport you.”

The legislation to be introduced is expected to garner immense bipartisan support.  Independent Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders proposed decriminalization of cannabis during his 2016 bid for the White House.  He said in a statement today that he is “prepared to work with the President” on this new front.

Economists predict that the move would bring new, cheaper sources of cannabis for both recreational and medicinal use, saving consumers and patients alike thousands of dollars in annual dank and prescription costs.  Experts believe this could grow the GDP by as much as 2%, primarily by reducing healthcare costs and stimulating the food service industry, as well as the jobs provided to low income wage earners who will be employed as growers and deliverers.

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