President Trump may want to curb immigration, but legal immigrants have been sponsoring three additional immigrants, on average – and immigrants from Mexico are sponsoring six family members each.
That’s according to figures from the Department of Homeland Security and reported by Fox News.
Critics says these carryover polices from the Obama administration are overdue for change.
One of those critics is Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies. Vaughan says the numbers might even expand depending kn the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Vaughan says policies that allow "sponsorship" of relatives need a legislative remedy because building a border wall can't stop the practice.
The federal rules that allow legal immigrants to "sponsor" several more family members from their countries are denounced by critics as "chain migration."
Vaughan tells Newsradio 740 KTRTH that current policies don't work – and that the numbers could expand under DACA … with some immigrants being able to sponsor family members in unlimited numbers.