Trump to Cut Immigration by Half in a Decade

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The statement from the White House comes a day after US President Donald Trump announced his support for a legislation that would cut in half the number legal immigrants allowed into the US while moving to a "merit-based" system favouring English-speaking skilled workers for residency cards.

President Donald Trump, along with U.S. Sen. His aides signaled that they expect it to be a major part of the national debate heading into midterm elections next year.

"We looked at countries like Canada, Australia, and others", Purdue said. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Sen.

Now, with the new bill, Indians proficient in English and considered skilled or meritorious enough to work in the USA will get a leg-up thanks to the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act.

Norma says while scared, she has faith her community will support immigration rights. The current system, Cotton said, is a "symbol we're not committed to working-class Americans", adding that our current immigration policies "great downward pressure on people who work with their hands and feet".

In place of our current immigration system, the bill would award points to green card applicants based on factors like their English language skills and education levels. Norma is a client of the Nations Law Group and will be able to apply for a green card when her oldest USA citizen son turns 21 years old under the current law. It will also reduce poverty, increase salaries and save taxpayers.

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"The RAISE Act is a flagrant attack on legal immigration; it goes against American values and does not put 'America First, ' Soto stated in a news release issued by his office".

The RAISE Act would certainly be a very significant change for the USA immigration system.

The U.S. admits that about a million immigrants legally enter the country each year. The RAISE Act is proposed to create a skills-based immigration system, seeking to make America more competitive globally, raise wages for American workers, and create jobs to give Americans "a raise".

The bill would also eliminate the egregious Diversity Visa Lottery and cap refugee admissions at fifty thousand per year, rather than allow the president let in as many as he wants, as is the case today.

It's likely that Trump's remarks in support of the bill this week were meant to move things along.

As night follows day, the RAISE Act has already started to received blowback from not only Democrats and their open-borders cohorts in the mainstream media but from several Republicans as well. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who came out against the plan just hours after the President made it public.

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