Trump Unveils Legislation Limiting Legal Immigration

Trump Unveils Legislation Limiting Legal Immigration

Trump Unveils Legislation Limiting Legal Immigration

On Wednesday, Trump said he backs new legislation that'll preference visa applicants with higher education or job skills.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday unveiled legislation meant to slash legal immigration to the United States by reducing the amount of low-skilled immigrants who are allotted green cards. The vast majority of Asian immigrants have come to the USA through the family-based immigration system, and many Asian immigrants that come on employment-based visas also use the family-based system to reunite with family members.

President Donald Trump is not exactly known for consistent policy positions, but two of his most prominent goals are working against one another: His promise to push economic growth toward the 4% mark while at the same time cracking down harshly on immigration.

Perdue and Cotton's legislation would replace the current process for obtaining legal permanent residency, or green cards, creating a skills-based point system for employment visas.

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Trump couched the Cotton-Perdue sponsored bill in the familiar language of resentment, arguing that such drastic measures "will reduce poverty, increase wages and save taxpayers billions and billions of dollars".

Economists have called into the question the benefits of cutting legal immigration.

Trump's prepared speeches and policy papers often reflected their views: His campaign proposed a pause on issuing H-1B worker visas and Trump pledged in a speech to return overall immigration to "historical norms", which some observers saw as a code for a significant decrease.

But backers of stricter immigration limits say allowing unskilled people into the country keeps wages low, especially for workers with only a high-school diploma or less.

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"Their bill would do three things: First, limit the number of foreign nationals who are able to get green cards to reunite with their families already in the US - now the largest category of legal immigrants; second, cut the number of refugees in half; third, eliminate the diversity visa lottery - a program that gives visas to countries with low rates of immigration to the United States".

It also sets a 50,000 annual cap on refugees, instead of a level mandated by the president. This latest immigration bill's chances are slim in the Senate, given that it would require 60 GOP votes to thwart a Democratic filibuster.

The proposal has been praised by groups that advocate reduced immigration, including NumbersUSA and the Federation of Immigration Reform. "The bottom line is to cut immigration by half a million people-legal immigration-doesn't make much sense", Schumer said.

"Restricting family members from joining their families in the U.S. will make it harder for them to become fully American", the National Immigration Forum's executive director Ali Noorani said in a statement. As a candidate, I campaigned on creating a merit-based immigration system that protects USA workers and taxpayers - and that is why we are here today.

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