PP, environmental groups, realtors, etc. AIPAC and NRA are tiny; only influential in as much as they are in line with the public opinion.
Regardless, you don’t need to site an anti-Semite like Omar with a long history of anti-Jewish remarks to talk about special interests. In fact, it hurts your cause.
So the odds wouldn’t be in his favor.
The pilgrims had an arrangement worked out with the tribes already here; each colony ran its own immigration policy. Some of them were pretty draconian by our standards.
But no, immigration is not a right emigration is.
I think the “public burden” issue is pretty straight forward.
I’m not sure where you are getting re already existing Jewish community. Emma Lazarus was deeply embarrassed by the kind of Jews that were coming.
Immigration is not a right, obviously.
Jewish immigrants from the Great Migration era were only allowed when the already existent American Jewish community vouched that they will support them.
Most of European migration took place before the contemporary welfare state was created 1930’s and 60’s.
This is nothing new. Immigration law gets rewritten every year, and I’m not sure how different it was in the past few years after I quit working in immigration, but, generally speaking, one cannot be a public burden.
However, each case is individually decided by a judge, and these requirements are often waved is there are…