Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

New Immigration Bill Will Prevent 400000 Filipinos From Entering the US

New Immigration Bill Will Prevent 400000 Filipinos From Entering the US

The bill also would have denied entry to Sen.

CARLOS BARRIAPresident of the United States Donald Trump offers his support to the RAISE Act proposal of Republican senators David Perdue and Tom Cotton that limits immigrants in the country.

RAISE Act proposes a merit based immigration system on the first hand, which will be based on the certain criteria such as educational qualification, professional experience, income level, age and proficiency in English.

"There is no doubt the (immigration) system needs to change, but I don't see how this bill would improve any of the problems we have", said Smith.

The bill is created to limit how many people may immigrate to the USA and to favor those who can contribute more to the economy than others.

Stuart Anderson, the executive director of the National Foundation for American Policy and a former senior immigration official under President George W. Bush, told the New York Times that there's a rationale for increasing the number of green cards to people with the skills that American employers want to hire. First, it was illegal immigrants, whom the president blamed for a nonexistent spike in violent crime in the United States.

Just last month, Trump claimed that illegal immigration was down 78 percent since January. If the pressure hurts the poorest Americans, that makes the issue more serious, not less. Was she a hater? "This short-sighted bill will devastate immigrant workers, their families, and the millions of Americans who desperately need home- and community-based services". Besides, my grandmother taught me so much about love and sacrifice long after my childhood.

"The "points-based" system should be designed essentially as combination of Standardized Test Scores (SAT, ACT, GRE/GMAT), GPA, university ranking, and teacher recommendations and testimonials".

Trump and his aides have repeatedly blamed these immigrants for stealing jobs and burdening the taxpayers.

40 percent of Fortune 500 businesses were started by immigrants and their children, "many of whom did not speak English or came here as refugees", says AOL cofounder Steve Case. Only 27% of respondents favoured decreasing the level of legal immigration. "This is comparable to what we see in innovation and patent filings, where immigrants also account for about a quarter of USA inventors", according to an October 3 article by Sari Pekkala Kerr and William R. Kerr published by The Harvard Business Review. Western countries have been in an unspoken competition to come across as the least uptight about immigration.

Among those who voted for the 2007 bill were Mr. Obama, then-Sen.

The Senate's 2013 immigration bill, worked out by four Democrats and four Republicans and backed by Mr. Obama, included scaled-down versions of the point system and slimmer family migration. There are elements of the administration's bill that both sides could support.

But if some or all are here illegally, you can bet they'll be looking over their shoulders for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents and thinking hard about whether it's time to head somewhere that is less fearful for them and their families.

Other aspects of the bill enjoy less overall support, but those provisions still have more backers than opponents.

Mr. Krikorian said the change in Democrats' attitude stems from anti-Trump sentiment - "anything Trump is for, they have to be against" - and from changing politics within the Democratic Party, where individual immigration programs now have key constituents as backers. Let's finally bring them into the 21st century. Among the entire public, 52% would allow illegal immigrants now in the country to stay and apply for citizenship. When countries drop their immigration barriers in order to compete with one another for foreign talent, immigrants can move around as they please, choosing the countries that deliver the greatest personal benefit.

So did Sens. Susan M. Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, two other Republicans still in the chamber, also switched from yes to no.

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