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WSJ Comment Opportunity: "Should America's immigration system place less emphasis on family ties and more on skills?


Mar. 15th, 2017
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Break the CHAIN.

Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal writes:
"An immigration policy that made sense for the U.S. of the 18th or 19th century may not be what's best today. Should America's immigration system place less emphasis on family ties and more on skills? Should schools and hospitals in the border states that see the bulk of illegal immigrants get more help from the federal government to handle the upfront costs?

"These are debates worth having, and without one side impugning the motives of the other."
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At over 1 million people per year, immigration numbers are four times the traditional average while millions of citizens and legal immigrants struggle to find full-time work.
The solution is to adopt these recommendations of the bi-partisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform:
  • unlimited immigration for nuclear family members (as well as our fair share of refugees and truly world-class talents); and
  • the elimination non-essential immigration categories like chain migration and the visa lottery.
The RAISE Act would fulfill these recommendations and immediately open job opportunities (and lives of dignity) to unemployed Americans currently dependent on government assistance.

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