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Trump's new immigration proposal faces stiff opposition in Congress

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Stevicus, May 16, 2019.

  1. Stevicus

    Stevicus Well-Known Member
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    Trump will pitch immigration plan already facing stiff opposition in Congress

    The proposal would increase merit-based immigration while reducing immigration by family ties and eliminate the diversity visa:

    The proposal also includes increased resources at ports of entry to allow for 100% screening of all goods and people as a way of reducing smuggling.
     
  2. Kangaroo Feathers

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    Define "merit"? Would Trump's wife(ves) and/or mother qualify?
     
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    I'd be in favor of a merit-based immigration system.
     
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  4. Salvador

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    Merit means you are proficient in the English language, you are highly educated, and you have job skills well in demand by the job market.

    It'd be about time Mexico sends us her finest, rather than sending us her undesirables.
     
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    Many countries use a merit based immigration system, the U.S. already had it to a degree-it just makes sense.
     
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  6. Stevicus

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    I don't know. I suppose it would depend on their background and skills.
     
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    Sounds too sensible to pass. Too bad it is a trump
    iniaitive.
     
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  8. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    DOA, as it should be as it simply doesn't address the problems well at all.
     
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  9. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I agree. Honduras and Guatemala admist others, badly requires a series of drone visits and beyond.
     
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    It will not get anywhere.

    Democrats aren't going to allow Trump to get a 'win,' no matter what. They WILL obstruct anything Trump supports, not because it's bad, but because Trump supports it.

    And that would be very shortsighted, in terms of election politics. Trump will be able, come 2020, to point to the obstructionism and say just this; that the Democrats don't have the welfare of the nation at heart; they just want to get elected.

    Suppose their tactics work and they win? The ideas being proposed right now are good ones; fair and workable. Suppose the Dems succeed in squashing them, AND taking the White House, Senate and House....how will they then solve the immigration problem?

    Using the ideas that they kiboshed when the Republicans proposed them?

    That would pretty much guarantee a one term run.

    Mostly, what their current opposition will do is guarantee a wholesale loss in 2020.

    I wish the politicians would wake up
     
  12. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    This is reasonable. In order to become a citizen of most E.U countries. You are required to learn that countries native language with a certificate to prove it, and be gainfully employed. Considering how much some people want us to become like Europe it's funny how they think this merit based system is unfair.
     
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  13. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    Here in the States it is partially based on that but that isn't the only criterion used. My guess is that if all previous immigration was based exclusively on merit most of us probably wouldn't be here now.
     
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    The family reduction should be replaced with a sponsorship programs which place the costs on the family. If the family is on government support programs they are declined. If they can prove they have the finances to support family let them do so. This will reduce the numbers while also reducing the burden on the state. The limit should be immediate family. Children, parents and grandparents.
     
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    This needs to go to SCOTUS for a ruling for the technology factor.
     
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