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Understanding the Scope of a Fresh Proposal and US Immigration Reforms

President Trump and Jared Kushner, a senior advisor made a few proposals regarding immigration reforms. We discuss these proposals here.

The Plan

The plan proposes these major elements:
  • Focus on merit/skills, away from family ties or compassionate needs
  • Attracting as well as retaining bright immigrants
  • A Limit in family immigration catering only to children or spouses
  • To Build a U.S. Mexican border wall
  • Modernization of all entry ports
  • Reducing the arrival of low-wage labors
  • Keeping the same legal immigration numbers

What's Missing?

An important fact of this new plan by the President is overlooking the issues of family unity, catching and releasing, the diversity lottery, laws on re-entry after deportation. Moreover, it needs a citizenship path for unlawful immigrants, DACA, DAPA, visa reforms in H1B, EB5 reform, quick processing of immigration cases. Also, adding to green cards, reforms in refugee law, political and economic help to Latin America for reducing the arrival of migrants to the U.S. border are required. Furthermore, solving all these problems at one go is tough, but we can discuss what can be salvaged

Identification of Issues

Moreover, there is an identification of issues. Here we base the immigration reform of Congress, the priorities of the President, the polling of the electorate and other facts.
  1. Building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border,
  2. Transforming the selection system of immigrants
  3. Rigid enforcement measures, like increasing judges and also modernization of ports of entry.
  4. Resolving the issue of DACA/DAPA immigrants,
  5. Establishing a citizenship path for unlawfully immigrants, and finally
  6. Also, a humane dealing with refugees at the U.S. border, regarding family separations.
These issues need resolution. The ideal course of the deal must involve the exchange of the path to citizenship for reamers for initially funding the Trump wall, and a citizenship path for other unlawful immigrants in the U.S. when they opt for further funding. This move will strengthen border security and relieve millions of Americans from a tension related to the unlawful presence of 11 million immigrants.

A New System

A merit-based immigration system will also attract top and talented individuals. The rating will happen with age, English proficiency, educational level, and employment offer. The plan will also increase skilled from 12% to 57% in the new system. A report suggests that many hiring managers view the acquisition of overseas talent as important in 2019. Also, there is a need for immigration programs that are business-friendly. Canada presently only allows 10,000 applications annually for parents of citizens or permanent residents. Adopting an immigration policy similar to the Australia and Canada models is the need of the day.

Involving Stakeholders

The deal-making requires the participation of Democratic, Republican, and relevant stakeholders, corporate as well as labor leaders,  finally the White House initiative should not just be rejected completely, but treated as an opening round for negotiations leading to a breakthrough in immigration. Please follow us to CareerOverseas newsletters to know latest information and updates about Visa and Immigration. We request you to take our free evaluation to see whether you will be suitable or not and it will give new options available to you.

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