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The President’s proposal for a “merit-based” immigration system, some liberal critics scream “racism”, but experts say that Democrats, who dig deeper discover that you are planning to fans of the latest the White house.
President, Trump presented a new proposal for the U.S. immigration system earlier this month, issued a strong on the idea of increasing the number of visas based on skill or merit.
“Only 12 percent of legal immigrants [to the USA] are selected based on skill, or on the basis of the merits,” Trump said remarks in its may 16 Rose Garden. “In countries such as Canada, Australia and new Zealand,” he added, “this number is closer to 60-and even 70-and 75 per cent in some cases.”
Figures from the White house released suggest that only 12% of the visas issued to legal immigrants in the United States are based on merit or skills. The management is arguing with the immigration systems in countries such as Canada, the United States must start issuing more visas for skilled workers, less for families.
Earlier this week, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., suggested in a Tweet that was later deleted) that “A ‘performance-based’ immigration policy, fueled by racism against Latinx community.”
The Congressman was quickly rejected, on social media, but some experts say that this type of reaction is to be expected that the President of the most die-hard critics on the left, even if this new proposal demonstrates the administration is a step in the right direction.
“Short no-strings-attached-mass Amnesty, it is difficult to imagine Democrats introduce in the house the approval of each legislative proposal from the Trump White house on an issue that has become so divisive, and so rich in resonance with the left-of-center activists and donors [immigration],” writes Reihan Salam, author of “the Melting Pot, or civil war?: A son of immigrants Makes the case Against Open borders.”
Salam, who is also President of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, calls the President’s proposal is a step in the right direction. “Rather than reducing the number of green cards in the United States each year, awards scholarships,” he argues, “Trump is now calling for rebalancing admissions office to ensure that a higher proportion of new immigrants willing to achieve labor market success.”
The president’s plan “promotes our common language,” according to the White house, and would you call yourself “the” Build America Visa,’ the selection of immigrants based on a point system and has three high-skill categories: Exceptional talent, Professional and specialized professions Exceptional academic track record.”
Canada’s immigration system in a similar way, factors such as skills, education, used language skills and work experience to determine visa eligibility on a points-based system. There’s even an online help portal, calculate your points before you apply them.
Experts argue, comments like the Omar hit, some of the President’s critics would do well to be closer to the proposal of the President.
“I think it might not come as a surprise, because they go out of their way to cut legal immigration,” said Alex Nowrasteh, director of immigration studies at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global liberty and prosperity. “It shows the President and his advisers know, cutting legal immigration is bad tactics, politically and for the future of our country.”
Nowrasteh also problems with the statistics, take touted by the White house on skilled worker visas in other countries. According to the White house, skilled workers account for 63 percent of legal immigration in Canada, and only 12 percent in the US, Even if these figures were correct, Nowrasteh says, “as a percentage of the canadian population in about twice as many immigrants a year in the United States compared with our population.”
“So, if we really want to copy you have to the Canadian system,” Nowrasteh says, “we are increasing the legal immigration across the board… including the refugees.”
Salam seems to believe that the President invited perhaps accidentally, to the criticism with a plan that is full of high and substantive objectives, but not the specifics. “The vagueness of the proposal is allowed to paint the President’s critics, it says in the darkest light,” Salam. “But it is easy to see how a more refined proposal would prove universally popular among conservatives and moderates, that is the reason why Trump White house would be wise to hold the course.”
White house adviser Jared Kushner, seen above during a proclamation signing with President trump in March, the driving force behind the latest White House immigration proposal has been said. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Nowrasteh agreed that the plan, which could be largely influenced by the trump adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a couple of tweaks. And he thinks that Kushner role of the President think, as it is in the case of this particular proposal, positive and, hopefully, for a long time.
“We don’t need to cut the green cards, adding in one area to another,” Nowrasteh told Fox News. “If the Kushner-plan in the family to keep-based system, but then increased immigration of skilled workers,” he adds, “I think that would be a very good recording for the collection and would produce a much more balanced, merit-based immigration system.”