Trump closes America.
It is about legal migration. According to Trump, for decades, in the United States, there was a system for accepting a low-skilled and underpaid workforce. “Because of this approach, American workers, taxpayers and our resources have been under constant strain,” the US president said. – The bill will not allow migrants to live at the expense of benefits and protect the American workers from ousting from their positions. ” A new approach involves the & quot; merit system & quot; and careful selection of applicants for a residence permit.
The reform will touch, in particular, the famous visa lottery “Green Card” (Green Card). As you know, its winners each year are 50 thousand people who receive the status of permanent resident of the United States. “The procedure on a competitive basis will give preference to job seekers who are proficient in English, are able to provide financial support for themselves and their families and demonstrate skills that allow making a contribution to our economy”, – said the owner of the White House.
A little statistics led by the co-author of the bill, David Purdue: every year, up to 1.1 million migrants come to America on a legal basis. And only one in fifteen foreigners possesses any professional skills sufficient for his employment. According to the senator, Americans should adopt the positive experience of Canada and Australia. His colleague Tom Cotton observed that, in the current state of affairs, America misses the opportunity to invite “the most talented people with entrepreneurial veins and innovative views” to the country.
US analysts have already calculated: if the bill is adopted, legal immigration to the United States in the coming decade could be halved.
According to the US State Department, following the results of 2016, the visa office issued more than 625,000 permits for immigrants from all over the world. At the same time, the East-Pacific region had 130,429 visas, 88,328 visas to South and Central Asia, 61,666 to the African continent, 45,830 to Europe and Eurasia, and 38,169 to the Middle East. Most of the immigrants came to the United States from countries of the Western Hemisphere – 260 992 people.
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Trump closes America.