Jim Acosta and the MSM: Grasping at Straws in the Immigration Debate

On Wednesday, CNN’s Jim Acosta took White House aide Stephen Miller to task for President Trump’s proposed immigration policy reform, which seeks to institute a “merit-based system for green cards based on the ability to speak English, educational attainment and job skills.”  Rather than cite any legal or economic problems with Trump’s proposed policy, Acosta invoked the “American tradition when it comes to immigration.  The Statue of Liberty says, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.” Trump’s proposed immigration reform is wrong when viewed through the prism of “American tradition,” Acosta suggests.  And his support for that position is not that Trump’s policy runs afoul of the Constitution or any existing laws, but rather because it seems ideologically at odds with a poem, written by a late-nineteenth century socialist named Emma Lazarus, which he believes is a vital...(Read Full Article)