“Dreamers” face a March 5th deadline for Congress to decide if they can stay in the U.S. The House and Senate are deadlocked on this issue, but a simple compromise between Democrats and President Donald Trump's GOP allies would allow 800,000 DACA recipients to remain here.
A majority of them meet the criteria for the RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment) Act that Trump and other Republicans support.
It gives preference to English-speaking immigrants with valuable jobs skills and a solid education. If Congress restores DACA, it must also pass the RAISE Act so all future immigrants will meet the
Canada and Australia, who are committed to diversity, use a merit-based immigration system. Why can't we?
Under our current chain migration system, two-thirds of all new immigrants in 2017 were given green cards based on family ties in the U.S. Only 13 percent received permanent resident status under an employment-based preference category.
RAISE will reverse this ratio and replace accommodation with assimilation, making
America a melting pot again.
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