Donald Trump’s ‘Raise Act’ has caused quite a stir in the media and of course amongst immigrants. The President has boasted that this new immigration system will help more than hurt. Well, The Washington Post put his theory to the test.
According to the BBC, Raise Act (the initials stand for Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment) would attempt to reduce the number of legal immigrants by 50% over the next 10 years. But with all its rules and regulations, one just can’t see how this is to become true.
According to WaPo, Under the bill, points would be awarded for age, education, extraordinary achievement, English-language proficiency, entrepreneurial initiative and having a high-paying job offer.
In addition to that, It would cut legal immigration levels in half, different from Trump’s prior pledges not to reduce legal immigration or be unfair to those who’ve patiently waited in line — some for years.
Using Trump’s current qualifications under his Raise Act, as an immigrant, here are 5 places he wouldn’t benefit from within his point system,
Age: zero points. People older than 51 don’t earn points. Trump is 71. The best ages to be under this system, by the way, are 26 to 30. (Darn millennials.)
Education: six. Trump has a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. university.
Record of extraordinary achievement: zero. Trump may have starred in a network reality show and (allegedly) sunk 30-foot putts, but what counts as “extraordinary achievement” is limited to two categories.
English-language ability: zero. To receive points here, you need to score in the top half of those taking an officially sanctioned English proficiency exam, such as the TOEFL. Peruse the transcript of Trump’s recent interview with the Wall Street Journal — or any other unscripted conversation, really — to judge how he fares.
Entrepreneurial initiative: 12. Trump gets this for investing at least $1.8 million in a new commercial enterprise in the United States, maintaining this investment for at least three years and playing an active role in the company’s management.
High-paying job offer: zero.Even the measly $400,000 offered him as president (which as a foreigner, he couldn’t be, but whatever) might not help him here, if he’s claiming entrepreneurial points.
Trump’s total: 18. To be eligible to join the applicant pool of those trying for a points-based immigrant visa, you need a minimum score of 30.
Wow, Trump. This just goes to show that this law is just another tactic to keep America free immigrants Trump does not want in his country. Which is mostly the black and brown ones. Not the ones that look like his wife though.
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