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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

An America First Immigration Policy

Last Wednesday, something truly remarkable happened: A Republican actually framed an agenda and forced Democrats and their media allies — along with weak-kneed fellow Republicans — to defend their resistance to it.

An updated version of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (RAISE) was introduced at the White House by Republican Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue. The bill would give America a skills-based immigration system similar to those of Canada and Australia.

In other words, this is an effort to admit people who are a benefit to America, not people who merely benefit from America.

Thus, “Diversity Lottery Visas” that give 50,000 green cards to immigrants completely at random — for diversity’s sake — would be eliminated. RAISE would also scale back chain migration. Currently, when an immigrant and his or her spouse become a citizen, they can petition to bring in their parents, their adult children, those children’s spouses and children, and their adult siblings.

Chain migration precipitated an increase in immigration from 250,000 per year during the ‘50s and '60s to more than one million annually since 1990.

RAISE “would take a sledgehammer to this system, dramatically reducing low-skilled immigration and revamping our system for skilled immigration,” explains columnist Robert VerBruggen. “It would cut immigration by more than 40 percent immediately, and by half in a decade.”

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Anonymous said...

America FIRST = NO more Immigration !!!!

Anonymous said...

I detest trump but I actually think this change in immigration makes sense.

Anonymous said...

Enough immigration Must Stop sometime..........
NOW is the time........roads overcrowded now .....Look !!!

Anonymous said...

will help save SSI and medicare since they will no longer bring with them several generations of relatives who drains these programs. It should also include cutting off funds of these extended families.

Anonymous said...

From 1924 until 1965 we had no open immigration. Nobody seems to remember that.

Anonymous said...

They NEVER should have been taking our $$$$ from benefits
and Gov't should have to put back Every penny it Stole
from Our money in these programs.........and make these
people pay it back......

Anonymous said...

Social Security should Triple and Medicare too
They are way behind ....and Only Americans should get these

Anonymous said...

Vote NO for immigration (NONE) problems solved !!!

That's why VISA's were invented !!! Visit & then LEAVE !!