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which is everywhere, and has infected everything. >> university of pennsylvania law school professor on the limitations of free expression on college campuses in the united states. >> canadian prime minister justin trudeau spoke about a number of trade issues with the u.s., including nafta renegotiations and tariffs on canadian products.
prime minister trudeau: the president prides himself on unpredictability. we know surgeon actions come of movement on steel and aluminum, will hurt american workers and cause challenges for canadian industry and canadian workers. i have to continue to believe that leaders will function in the interest of their own .ountries i have a hard time accepting any leader might do the kind of damage to his own auto industry that would happen if he were to bring in such a tariff on canadian auto manufacturers, given the integration of the parts supply chain, the auto through the, canada-u.s. border. this is something we will continue to impress upon our friends and partners in the
united states, and hopefully, we will continue to demonstrate it is better to work together than to create barriers to the most successful trading relationship in the world. tariffs does impose new a billionpending dollars, you and your minister of foreign affairs have made it quite clear they're coming for metals workers. at what point are you concerned about the effect this will have on the budget deficit when conservatives are focused on you for mismanaging public finances? i'me minister trudeau: going to focus on canadian workers, that families have food to put on the table, and we invest in the high-quality skills, training, and education canadian young people, canadian
workers, need to compete in the supplyeconomy and global chain. i will never apologize that we support canadian workers and canadian industry. week, you will be bringing in retaliatory tariffs. in a conversation that you may ump, we were. tr clear about imposing retaliatory tariffs because of american actions. our foreign affairs minister is in constant contact with mr. r and people in the administration that know we are going forward with these steps. we regret having to go forward with these measures but we cannot let things stand as they
stand at the moment. we're continuing negotiations to improve nafta and will continue negotiating throughout the summer. negotiationsto the , will there be other meetings planned? yes, we have planned meetings, don't know the exact date, but this is the intention of u.s. and canadian negotiators, mexican as well. during the presidential transition period in mexico. [inaudible]
>> why do you think and is suddenly so much in america's crosshairs? trudeau: we recognize the relationship between the canada and deeper than perhaps any two countries in the world. the level of collaboration between the two economies leaves lots of issues one could tug on if one wants to make points or push a certain narrative. i will remain focused on the fact this relationship has been one of the most successful trading relationships in the history of the modern world. layer two countries have worked together, grown together, and prosper together over the past decades.over the past century and a half.
to the tremendous benefit of citizens of our countries. there have always been challenges in a relationship as complex as this one. my focus remains on the benefits we can draw if we work together thoughtfully in ways that create the win-wins we know are out there. >> what is the narrative behind the sudden focus on canada and -- pm trudeau: i am not in a motivationsopine on of the president. i will stay focused on the relationship we are building on defending canada's interest, looking for ways to further push the benefits of improving and modernizing nafta that will accrue to people in all three of our countries. >> canadian press.
you talked about president trump's predictability. with respect to these children separated from their families, what is preventing you from suspending this agreement with the u.s. when we know what mr. trump is doing? will we take action based on fact and not on fears and worries? we are working closely with the americans on many issues having to do with security, with agreementsd with our on all kinds of things. we will continue to work with the americans. we will continue following closely how the united states behaves in this situation with the children. as i have said, it is unacceptable. we see the president made
certain statements today, has given certain directions. i don't have anything more than that. we do hope the americans will protect people. that 2000 children have been separated from their parents. cages.e being kept in what more do you need? as i said, it is unacceptabl what the americans are doing is unacceptable. t. is not just me who said i all kinds of americans, including republicans, have set this is unacceptable. they seem to want to change their approach. we hope they will improve the system. as far as we are concerned, this situation cannot last. >> the relationship between the
u.s.' president trump has seemed tense. have you spoken to him personally? pm trudeau: i have not. we continue to make sure our folks are in regular contact. we continue to work on nafta renegotiations. the next time i will see him is brus. nato summit in i look forward to continuing to have a constructive relationship with him in which i will continue to stand up or canadian interests. my approach has been aligned with what canadians expect of me. defending canadian interests and values, but looks to have a constructive relationship that will benefit canadians and the nature of our closely integrated economies. >> did that shock you as he was
even praise on the north korean leader? pm trudeau: as politicians we develop a thick skin. i stay focused on what we need to do to advance the common causes we have. i am not going to react too personal,s. comments. i will stay focused on the work we do together. >> c-span washington journal every day with news a policy issues that affect you. we are in juneau, alaska for the next stop on the 50 capital store. walker is our guest during washington journal starting at 7:45 eastern. congressman gonzales talks border security and u.s. immigration policy. steve king talks about child separations. watch c-span's washington
journal 7:00 eastern this morning. >> republican congressman steve russell of oklahoma spoke on the house floor about the history of immigration in the u.s. in the current debate on the issue. the house takes up 2 immigration and borderity secur bills today. >> thank you, mr. speaker. professor at hillsdale college made an interesting observation in his study immigration and the american family. "america's immigration problem is not with immigrants, but with americans. 'n order for the founders policies to be effective, americans must return to justice. if america is not based on those principles, it is likely other nations. an asylumf america as
becomes incoherent. if we except feudal obligation in its modern incarnation, birthright citizenship, the idea of government by consent and right to immigrate becomes obscured. if we forget consent is reciprocal and the purpose of government is to protect the natural rights of its citizens, then the right and duty to restrict immigration and naturalization becomes nothing but an expression of racism and nativism. if we forget our heritage as a refuge for the virtuous and oppressed of the world, we lose a significant part of what makes exceptional." mr. speaker, i am not an immigration expert. i do know and love the history of our great republic. i speak before america not as a member of any party, but as an american who has nearly given my ine on multiple battlefields
defense of her constitution. i'm disturbed at the abandonment of principle by both sides of the aisle, the acceptance of soundbites in lieu of facts, and opposing sentiments used to leverage political power. in our national immigration debate, we suffer contention with political power being used to divide america on her foundations in hopes that one side may force the other into its will? what of it? what if we had no respect for the law? what if we close the door to the poor and wretched masses? what if we had no security on borders? what if we allow privileged classes to distinction and immigration? prevailing on either course would in the experiment of liberty and equality among mankind embodied in the fabric nation.
with the critique about the use of biblical passages to support views on immigration, have at this one from proverbs 29:12 that can be leveraged against both sides? "if a ruler pays attention to lies, all his servants become wicked." speaker, he is correct that america's immigration problem is not with immigrants, but with americans. they must take his counsel to examine how a people bound by liberty and equality, rather than birthright and obligation, should govern themselves and accommodate those seeking the same. our founders were driv by the premise that all are created equal, endowed by the creator with certain unalienable rights. among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. they rejected the notion of obligation to government or servitude to landholders simply by the have a chance of one's
birth -- happen chance of one's birth. it, "the bosomed of america is open to receive not only the opulent and respected stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions. you should we welcome to a participation of our rights and privileges if by decency of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment?" "ifas jefferson conveyed, an individual chooses to depart from the regime of his birth and a coc -- and associate with a new one coming has the right to do so." we refuse the unhappy fugitives from distress, hospitality? oppressed findhe no asylum on this globe? might not the general character
and capabilities of the citizen the safely communicated to anyone manifesting a bona fide purpose of embarking his life and fortunes permanently with us? " to address the dilemma of states , the framers of the constitution settled the issue by granting congress the power to establish a uniform naturalization rule. enjoying the fruit of such immigration policy, the french-or in immigrant -- french-born immigrant come in his letters from an american farmer, praise the economic prosperity of america saying "europe contains hardly any other distinctions but lords and tenants. this country is settled by freeholders, the possession of the soil they cultivate and framers of their own laws by means of the representatives. becomeere that the idle
unemployed come useless become useful, and the poor become subsequent statutes include the length of time to as much as 14 years but by 1802, congress settled on the five-year residency requirement that persists to this day. no other restrictions were imposed, no encouragement by class were instituted. later congress abolished the immigration slave trade in 1808, eliminating notions of class structure with a act in 1819 to an -- and indentured
servitude immigration. many wereefforts of realized without any alteration of the framers original intervals. -- principles. the 14th, 15th and 16th amendments simply and rightly apply principles to all americans, naturally born, freed or naturalized. and at the month to class distinction guided her truly equaln became under the law of the framework of the founders principles. an obligation to government by birth but rather the american idea was to voluntarily consent to government by choice. its purest sense was upheld until the 1898 supreme court decision, united states versus wong kim ark. .his returned feudalism
well doing good in securing certain rights for certain individuals, it also set up a construct to eliminate rights of those not naturally born the wished to associate as law-abiding immigrants by choice. american immigration historically has largely been driven by world events. prior to the great depression and world war ii, annual ofigration comprised .64 1% of the population with spikes as high as 1.61%. immigrants expanded the country, cultivated fields, spike to the railroads and laid the cities across the nation. by the time we entered world war i in 1917, one third of the nation's' population have been born overseas or have a parent who was an immigrant. 20% of the doughboys we sent to france in world war i, were not even born in the united states. fighting to secure our liberty and also a new place in the
world in what became, and american century. -- an americ century. thegration dropped great depression and world war ii but migrant workers still came by the hundreds of thousands during the war. laborers from mexico and central america enter the agricultural fields and farms as we fed our armies and ourselves. inseparable bonds between agriculture and the guest worker, resulted in demand for farmworkers and industrial labor during the war. the united states government recognize this with the accord, that allowed for these workers to come annually to meet a crisis during the war, and a vibrant economic growth thereafter. succumbing to fears about uncapped workers in our fields, arms or on our machines at home, this congress ended the accord in 1964. with the institution of new 1965,ation caps in
immediate spikes in illegal immigration rose, as seasonal workers with no guarantee they would make the next season's quota, state instead. -- stayed instead. by 1986, congress took a stab at accommodating those who would have been citizens of normal emigration rates in exchange for strengthening the southern border. we only got the immigrants when both were sorely needed. now we are here today. .32% of our population are immigrants arriving annually. thenis markedly lower, when we were fighting the civil war. the agricultural industry and the housing and construction industries are symbiotically entwined, we address immigration issues separate from what used to be handled under the accord.
while the economic drivers are pulling immigrants to seek a better life in our country, we in turn will restrict already small percentages of our population, to even smaller ones, despite the fact that unemployment numbers are lower than our job openings for the first time in american history. what could we do? low hanging fruit would be to secure the border, to provide some type of permanent residency for minors known as daca recipients to address the immediate need. bipartisan majority could readily vote for such a measure. once that is done, we can establish a uniform naturalization rule to address issues. yet, the solutions offered to us this week instead are to demonize family migration, accommodate only those with some station in life, those able to pay $1 million to get a permanent residency, thus ending the hopes of those wishing to
come here legally, with an already reduced system. we have many claims floating around these chambers. here are some of them. immigrants are taking our jobs. immigrants are destroying our american way of life with chain migration. we are flooded by a wave of illegal and legal immigration unlike any time in our nation's history. here is the reality. the percentage of nativeborn workers to fuel construction and agricultural economies do not exist. we can either import workers or we can import our food. in a study published in 2013, economist michael clemens did a 15 year analysis of data on north carolina agricultural markets. concluding there is no supply of farm laborers in the state. this was true even in the depths of severe recession. in 2011 with 6500 available on
ofs in the state, only 268 nearly half a million unemployed north carolinians applied for the jobs. 245 than 90% of them, people of those applying were uped, just 163 even showed for the first day of work. only seven native workers completed the entire growing season, filling only 1/10 of 1% of the open farm jobs. this is not an abnormality. migrantrld war ii, workers have fueled america as the bread basket of the globe. that may change. as i stated, we can either import workers or import food. the problem with the workforce maybe even deeper than we know. according to the centers for disease control, there were 60 births per 1000 lowerages 15 to 44, 3%
than the rate in 2016 and the lowest recorded rate of birth since the government started tracking birthrates in 1909. our actual birth rate is now 1.84%, a nation must have at least 2.1% to sustain itself. to 1.5 alient 1.2% children a year -- built -- 1.5 billion children a year. if one were to subtract the 39 million immigrants in our population since roe versus wade, the actual birth rate would be lower. as in the past, immigrants are sustaining our national growth, in spite of ourselves and just barely. the issue of family migration, now demonized as chain migration, was originally conceived as a way to ensure immigrants arriving had a support based structure, negating or reducing the need for government assistance. it has largely achieved that aim.
proposals become law instead of acquiring a more stable and skilled work was, the opposite is likely to her, as it did before -- is likely to occur, as it did before this was instituted. this dastardly diversity lottery, is it the name that offends us? the diversity lottery visas ensure immigrants come from a wide spectrum of nations, rather than the shows -- rather than just those south of the border. a study published a couple months ago sw that diversity lottery recipients and family migrants, far from being unskilled immigrant are better educated than naturally born citizens. the study showed 47% had a college degree or higher as compared to 29% of the naturally born american population. speaker, weme, mr. could use more of this type of ignorance and lack of skill. americans of all generation of it concerns about immigrants.
chinese,ch, german, eastern european, mexican, vietnamese, persian, syrian. we fret over language even though studies show second-generation americans are fully engaged legally and third generation american speak nothing of their old tongue. in our current debate, immigrant south of the border carry such worrisome traits as strong in the faith, close-knit families, hard-working, and small business entrepreneurs. as a conservative, it sounds like the things i stand for. as an american, it sounds a lot like the america i thought for. -- i thought for. -- i fought for. 30% of the soldiers i lost in iraq were immigrants or had immigrating parents. one earned his citizenship posthumously. and our nation has ever sustained by immigrants defending the newfound freedom,
we must reject a dangerous proposal creeping into the immigration measures on this floor, namely that nonpermanent residents, can earn a residency, earn a residency by military service. we long accommodated permanent residents to earn their citizenship but to place people with no status or allegiance into uniform, makes us no better than a foreign legion or worse a roman legion. the statue of liberty, does not wear a blindfold. that is reserved for lady justice. she must continue to hold her scales in balance, with the laws of americans on one hand, balanced by those seeking citizenship, to also themselves be law-abiding in pursuit of a new citizenship. americans are not flooded by immigrants. we are well below the norm, historically, we are however
starved by restrictive, on a policy that meets neither the lamp lit by the founders nor the economic engines needing hands to turn them. lady liberty must continue to raise her arm, keep her torch burning brightly, rather than exchange it for a stiff arm and a middle finger. baseords inscribed at her must not say "send me only your physicians, your scientists, your nobel laureates." that we use our passions, anger and fear to stop out liberty's flame rising above it and xenophobia and knee-jerk policies, what is america, dies period. we even have those across our land rejecting those fleeing tyranny. i want you to listen carefully to the statements by members of congress in response to a refugee bill, not illegals, not permanent residents, but refugees.
people fleeing for their lives. listen to the statements. " fighting immigration is the best vote getting argument, a politician can beat his breast and proclaim his loyalty to america. he can tell the unemployed man he is out of work because some alien has his job." another. "congress must protect the youth of america from this foreign invasion." how about this? children have the first claim to american liberty>" there are many more but these quotes are from 1939. this was for german and eastern european jews, namely 20,000 children they were trying to receive into the country. not only could we not allow 20,000 jewish children to enter our country in 1939, that same
congress with the same speech and rhetoric i'm hearing in recent days and this augusta chamber, passed hurdle after hurdle to make it more difficult for those immigrants to enter our country. do you see the gap during that time? they were unfortunately successful. mr. speaker, american protects her liberty and defends her shores not by punishing those who would be free. she does it by guarding liberty with her life. americans need to sacrifice and wake up. we must not become enemies of the very liberty and the fabric of our republic. the enemies of liberty win\ if we give u who we are, without a fight. regard our way of life with vigilance and we must be watchful. we have to have each other's back, as americans, not as republicans and democrats. by maintaining who we are amidst the threat and hatred and trials, we win.
patrick henry did not say "gi ety economy or give me death." he said "give me liberty." we have defended our way of life for roughly 240 years. now we as americans must offended again -- must defend it again. sitting on thec couch is picking up hatred and vitriol, when voters are caught up with sincere passion, to manage security that might kill our liberty based on facts not true. we must defend it with our warriors, who have worked hard to keep the fight for freedom off of our shores. we will always have threats to security and economy. when lost, takes generations, if ever, to regain. wrote this's morning. "civilization is not inherited.
it has to be learned and earned by each generation a new. if the transmission should be interrupted, civilization would die and we would be savages again." i'm asking all americans to please pray for this congress and specifically for our president. how much time have we spent our needs at home for our leaders, regardless of what we think of them? how much counsel have we saw from the almighty? it is god who is given us the spark of freedom. is god we must return to. he will take us and guide us in times of crisis, if only we asked him, and humble ourselves, and seek his face as a nation. "e apostle james instructs us if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of god who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him." mr. speaker, maybe our lack of doing that is how we got here in
the first place. i yield back my time. >> house democrats held a rally at the u.s. capitol criticizing the trump administration for separating children from their migrant parents at the u.s.-mexico border. congressman jerry nadler now of new york talked about legislation he is introducing. this was held after the president said he would sign an executive order on migrant children separated from their families. >> i can't get this -- what? ok. good afternoon. i am congressman jerry nadler of new york. ranking democrat on the