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Donald Trump backs merit-based immigration reform plan

August 2, 2017

  For years Washington has thrown around the term “comprehensive immigration reform.” We have been told that our immigration system is broken and that it needs to be fixed while some, like myself, believe the system is broken because the Federal government is not enforcing the immigration laws which are already on the books. In other words the system is intentionally broken.

  Today Donald Trump backed a comprehensive immigration reform bill which is being pushed by Republicans David Perdue and Tom Cotton. Of course this is not the comprehensive immigration reform the left and the Republican establishment has been talking about all these years and that’s why so many people is thinking on getting Canadian Immigration Services that differs from the US.

  Here is more:

President Donald Trump threw his support Wednesday behind legislation that looks to curb the level of legal immigration into the United States by proposing a skills-based immigration system.

Trump backed the effort from Republican Sens. David Perdue and Tom Cotton in a speech at the White House. 

Top White House aides have been working with Perdue and Cotton on the bill that — if passed — would dramatically remake the current immigration system, which allows a number of ways to bring family members to the US along with job-based visas.

Trump cast the proposal as a way to protect American workers by reducing unskilled immigration and creating a merit-based system that grades possible immigrants based on their ability to work in the United States.

“It has not been fair to our people, to our citizens, to our workers,” Trump said of the current immigration system, specifically citing low-income and minority workers.

The bill, Trump said, “would represent the most significant reform to our immigration system in half a century.”

  Of course the idea that an American President would put American workers ahead of foreign workers has been deemed un-American by the left. This idea has been branded racist, xenophobic, and nationalistic by the left. 

  I would not expect this plan to go anywhere in the Congress because both sides of the aisle will oppose it, albeit for different reasons…

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. petermac3 permalink
    August 2, 2017 8:01 pm

    As I write on another site carrying this story: I won’t hold my breath.
    After all the rhinos wouldn’t want to piss off the donkeys.

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 2, 2017 8:04 pm

      The RINOs are on board with the same “comprehensive immigration reform” as are the Democrats. This is going nowhere!

      Liked by 2 people

  2. August 2, 2017 9:35 pm

    Yes this idea is doa.

    Australia uses a similar skill based immigration system. I think older Americans wanting to escape the US would find it difficult to met the reqirements.

    The other problem with this is some professions may not have agreements to accept foreign education degrees. I know doctors and nurses face major obstacles to getting licensed in the US.

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  3. kdocburgess permalink
    August 3, 2017 5:57 am

    Reblogged this on Deplorables Seeking Justice-DSJ and commented:
    It would be a literal miracle if at least this much were implemented and enforced.

    Liked by 2 people

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