U.S Prez Trump announces new Immigration Policy approving financially stable English speakers
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 03-Aug-2017
Washington, August 3: The Republican President of the United States Donald Trump is touting to implement new legislation to overhaul the US immigration system, it will cut the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country and will implement “merit based” visa scheme.
Trump promoted the act alongside Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue on Wednesday. He claimed that this measure will reduce poverty, increase wages and save taxpayers billions and billions of dollars. Foreign immigrants who enter the threshold of America would have to speak fluently in English and be financially stable to be able to take care of themselves and their families.
If the Raise Act is passed, it would cut the number of immigrants flying to America by 50% over the next 10 years. The Act would eliminate diversity lottery visas and crack down on visas provided on family connections, rather than on job skills. Trump said in a stern voice, “This competitive application system will favour applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families, and demonstrate skills that can contribute to the U.S economy. They’re not going to come in and just immediately collect welfare.”
Under current US law, the majority of immigrants cannot receive food stamps, Medicaid, and Social Security until they have been in the US for at least five years. Trump frequently spoke out against illegal immigration during his campaign, accusing immigrants of stealing jobs from American workers and bringing crime into the country. Earlier, he has pushed for the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border and implemented travel ban on 6 Muslim majority countries.
Several times, Trump has commented on the illegal immigration system and decried the current one. He has often gone along the way saying that immigrants steal American jobs and collect welfare from the country. He also claimed that an influx of unskilled workers have depressed the American economy and has harmed working families.
However, recent reports revealed that the Trump National Golf Club has requested permission to hire 6 foreign cooks. Defending the hiring practices last year, Trump said it is “very very hard” to find employees in Palm Beach during peak tourism seasons. "We, sometimes, we have to bring people in," he said.