Analysis of GOP Immigration Proposal
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
Trump's Immigration Reform, Lost Apples, Wearing Our Emotions
Episode: Trump's Immigration Reform, Lost Apples, Wearing Our Emotions
- Aug 7, 2017 11:00 pm
- 20:26 mins
Guest: Charles Kuck, Atlanta-based Immigration Attorney, Former President of the National American Immigration Lawyers Association President Trump has endorsed a plan to cut legal immigration to the US in half over the next decade. Instead of granting legal residency to more than a million people each year as the US currently does, that number would drop to 500,000. And instead of giving most of those green cards based on who already has family in the US to reunite with, President Trump wants to focus on what immigrants can offer the economy: “This competitive application process will favor applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families and demonstrate skills that would contribute to our economy. The RAISE Act prevents new migrants and new immigrants from collecting welfare and protects US workers from being displaced.” Let’s get a nuts-and-bolts look at what these changes would mean for immigrants already in the US and those looking to come here.