President Donald Trump called for a massive change in our country’s immigration policy’s in order to reduce the huge inflow of low-skill, welfare-dependent immigrants.
In his Feb. 28 speech to the joint session of Congress, he declared:
Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others –- have a merit-based immigration system. It is a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially. Yet, 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.
Trump is not alone is his aim to reach a new merit based immigration policy.As two other GOP senators have also come out in support of the proposition.
Trump also praised the immigration policy’s of other country’s such as Canada and Australia.
“Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others — have a merit-based immigration system,” he said.
In earlier speeches, he had said that he would root out abuses in that visa category and restrict them if they were to throw Americans out of work.
However now he seems to have pulled back slightly and reorganised his immigration policy’s so that they are both tough and fair.
He also added that he is going to bring back millions of jobs saying that