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notice as deportations went down in obama years we still had foreign labor increase. started increasing in the 70s and sharply rose again every decade, every congress, every President thereafter.
Our problem is not only illegals which is minimal now, it is legal immigrants.
We need to tell congress get off their behinds and update immigration policy with AMERICAN CITIZENS at the forefront of that legislation.
Maybe we could send them our pictures standing in front of the hospital we were born in to remind them who the bill is for.
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Our problem is not only illegals which is minimal now, it is legal immigrants.
We need to tell congress get off their behinds and update immigration policy with AMERICAN CITIZENS at the forefront of that legislation.
Wow, we agree on something! This is why I wish the RAISE Act would be passed:

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The changes in the Raise Act (the initials stand for Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment) would attempt to reduce the number of legal immigrants by 50% over the next 10 years.

Number of green cards to be cut
This is the nickname commonly given to Permanent Residence Cards. They allow people over the age of 18 to live and work in the US and are currently given to more than a million people a year.

Under the proposals this number would be cut; green cards would be given to just over 500,000 people a year.

Employment-based green cards to become points-based
140,000 employment-based green cards are issued a year. At the moment people from outside the US can apply in three categories, with a top priority given to foreign nationals who have "extraordinary ability" in fields including science and athletics, or who are multinational managers or "outstanding" researchers.

This will change to a points-based system that considers factors including education levels, age and future salary, similar to the systems used in Canada and Australia.

Mr Trump said the system would prioritise English speakers, and those who can support themselves and their families financially and demonstrate skills that contribute to the US economy.

Applicants would have to get at least 30 points, as judged by their:
- highest educational qualification: 13 points for a US doctorate; one point for a US or foreign high school diploma
- age: people over 50 would get no points, with younger people being judged on a sliding scale from two to 10 points
- ability at English, as judged by a test
- future salary: 13 points for a job offer that paid 300% of the median for their destination state
- investments: 12 points for a $1.8 million investment in a US business
- achievements: 15 points for an Olympic medal, 25 points for a Nobel prize

No welfare for new immigrants
New holders of green cards would not be eligible for any means-tested federal benefits for five years after arriving.

Restrictions on immigrants getting in through family connections
At present, people who have an extended family member living legally in the US are prioritised for green cards. If this set of proposals went through, that preference would be removed. The adult children of immigrants would not be prioritised anymore either. Preference would instead be given to spouses and children under the age of 18.

One new measure would be created. If a US resident had a sick parent, that parent could be allowed to enter the US on a renewable five-year visa as long as the resident promised to be financially responsible for them.

Diversity visa program to be cut
Millions of people a year apply to this green card lottery, and 50,000 are successful. The diversity immigrant visa programme was started more than two decades ago by order of Congress. It is a way to get in to the US without having the family links or employment prospects required for the other methods.
US immigration proposals: What's in the Raise Act? - BBC News
I don't see how anyone can oppose these common sense measures, but many Democrats do, showing that they couldn't care less about our nation and its people.
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I don't see how anyone can oppose these common sense measures, but many Democrats do, showing that they couldn't care less about our nation and its people.
I'd have to know the meat and bones details but the overall plan looks good to me. I like cutting green card issuances in half. I do think a diversity program is needed but maybe not the way it is now. No problem with the English requirement. I would add a moratorium on all but emergency immigration for a year to be reviewed every year for five years, and a plan using the new data and census for going forward. I think an "Americans First" education program should stand along side and in coordination with this to ensure Citizens are meeting the requirements of employers.
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