to be fair, your Jefferson / Adams sentiment is pretty cheesy...
reducing the numbers coming in by a considerable amount
this is still a fundamental disconnect between rhetoric and reality.
as Raavi has pointed out, Donald Trump's tough talk about border security doesn't really reflect the actual state of our immigration issue as it currently exists. illegal immigrants are not committing more crime than domestic citizens, they're not taking jobs that domestic citizens want, and they're already facing excessive deportations as they scale over/dig underneath the current border fencing. the way you and Trump talk about immigration, you'd think there was not a single foot of fence in place and that millions of people were just streaming across on a daily basis. this couldn't be further from the truth of course.
under Obama, Mexican immigration is turning back to neutral and even net-negative ratios.
in short? it's not an issue.
The ACA is going to be repealed if Obama himself can't convince him not to, so I wonder what that first meeting is going to like. Awkward to say the least.
awkward? you think?
President Obama has to greet the man who - for over 8 years - was the singular cheerleader for questioning Obama's own legitimacy as a president, as a citizen, and as a human being. Barack Obama is the bigger man, the more mature man, and the much more empathetic and compassionate man so he'll obviously say and do all of the right things in front of the camera... but the meeting will be awkward as f/ck and there's no love lost between them.
Trump is no more qualified to be president today than an old pair of socks, but this is what happens when 200million people stay home and only a small fraction of angry/pissed off partisans turn out to vote.