Trump Backs Slashing Legal Immigration With 'Merit-Based' System

Trump Backs Slashing Legal Immigration With 'Merit-Based' System

Today, President Trump announced support for Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Senator David Perdue's (R-GA) updated restrictionist anti-immigrant bill, the RAISE Act, that would upend the immigration system to further a white nationalist agenda and move the country in the wrong direction.

The bill would create a new points-based system for applicants seeking to become legal permanent residents, favoring those who can speak English, have high-paying job offers, can financially support themselves and offer skills that would contribute to the US economy.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday unveiled legislation meant to slash legal immigration to the United States by reducing the amount of low-skilled immigrants who are allotted green cards.

The senators also propose to end a visa diversity lottery that has awarded 50,000 green cards a year, mostly to areas in the world that traditionally do not have as many immigrants to the United States, including Africa.

The president had promised an Iowa crowd in June that he would soon introduce legislation that legal immigrants to America should not receive welfare benefits for at least five years. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, to reduce legal immigration.

The proposal would limit who could be sponsored for immigration to immediate family members. The chart below from Deutsche Bank economist Torsten Slok shows just how misguided a more restrictive immigration policy would be from a purely demographic perspective - just imagine the long-run hit to growth. Cotton and Perdue said their bill does not affect temporary visas for workers in certain tech sectors and seasonal jobs that are popular with many businesses.

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Don't be misled by the name of this Trumpian push - RAISE Act is not yet an Act, it is still a Bill and hundreds of such Bills get introduced in the US Congress every year. It would ensure that the majority of immigrants admitted to the United States are highly-skilled and able to support themselves.

Trump has "100% confidence" in all of his Cabinet secretaries, Sanders said in response to a question about Sessions' job status during the daily White House briefing.

On Wednesday President Donald Trump will be hosting Sen.

Officials pointed to Trump's summer speech past year in Arizona where he outlined a 10-step policy that included building a wall, deporting "criminal aliens", and establishing a new system that allows immigrants to enter this country based on "merit, skill and proficiency". The initial immigration reform bill in February was opposed by some Republicans and business groups. This latest immigration bill's chances are slim in the Senate, given that it would require 60 GOP votes to thwart a Democratic filibuster.

"It will restore the sacred bonds of trust between America and its citizens", he added of the legislation, which is named the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act. Refugee organizations said permanently limiting number of refugees allowed in the country goes against an American value of offering safe haven to people fleeing violence and oppression.

That is because the current system favors immigrants with family ties over immigrants with useful skills needed in the American economy.

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