Trump and the Republican do NOT WANT to turn off immigration.
They want to continue to persecute immigrants and to use them to rile up their base.
But reduce immigration? Not on your life. If they actually wanted to reduce illegal immigration, they would prosecute businesses that hire illegals. As if.
They would also require sponsors of H-b visas to ensure that those immigrants returned when their visas expired.
If they wanted to reduce immigration of the legal variety, they would all but eliminate the various H-b visa programs.
Of course, eliminating immigration would greatly reduce the biggest source of cheap labor. Wages would rise, as would employment. That would not only cost money, it would benefit the American people broadly. Republican hate both those ideas.
The chances of that happening can be determined by looking at how many visas are being issued to Mar-a-lago.
Republicans are no more inclined to reduce immigration than they are to develop a health care plan (zero).
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