Breaking News: Trump Might Change Immigration System Modeled after Canada

On February 28th Donald Trump set speech to the second session of Congress. The President quoted:

“Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others –- have a merit-based immigration system.  It is a fundamental principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially.  In America, we do not enforce this rule, straining the very public resources that our poorest citizens rely upon.  According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America’s taxpayers many billions of dollars a year.

Switching away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, will have many benefits:  it will save countless dollars, raise workers’ wages, and help struggling families –- including immigrant families –- enter the middle class.

I believe that real and positive immigration reform is possible, as long as we focus on the following goals: to improve jobs and wages for Americans, to strengthen our nation’s security, and to restore respect for our laws.” +

Many US immigration reform efforts have failed, but Trump wants to finally pass a bill in Congress that would improve the system. As Trump said in his speech, Canada’s immigration system (along with Australia’s) may be a possible model for America to follow. Canada currently uses a “point-based” (called Express Entry) system that Trump has shown interest in. This system now rests on giving immigration applicants points based on factors such as age, education, work experience and adaptability to Canadian culture. ++

This shift to a “merit-based immigration system” would ultimately slow the traffic to America of unskilled or low-skilled immigrants but would raise the flow of skilled immigrants. Trump repeated his stand for building the “great, great wall” along the US and Mexico border. He promised that this would employ all lawful means to enforce the existing immigration laws which include withdrawing federal funding for sanctuary cities. Trump finished by saying “By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions of dollars and make our communities safer for everyone. We want all Americans to succeed, but that can’t happen in an environment of lawless chaos,”  +++

 

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+ (http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/28/trump-reform-white-collar-immigration/)

++  (http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/03/01/merit-based-immigration-could-upend-industries/98603200/)

+++ (http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/28/trump-reform-white-collar-immigration/)

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