May 18, 2019 | IFA Staff
Yesterday President Trump proposed an immigration reform overhaul. We have been praying for changes in immigration and for the border crisis, now pray through this proposed plan. You can read the transcript or watch his speech HERE.
From the Washington Times:
“. . . a bold plan to refashion legal immigration from its heavy reliance on family ties into a points-based system that would boost those with preferred skills.
Mr. Trump said the overall level of legal immigration would remain the same, at about 1.1 million people per year, but that the U.S. should do more to pick newcomers who would boost the economy rather than rely on migrants to pick themselves based on which relatives are already in the country. . . .
He said his plan would achieve 100% operational security at the border, with more technology to scan vehicles coming through the legal ports, more barriers to prevent people from jumping between the ports and tighter rules to stop abuse of the asylum system.
Yet Mr. Trump’s plan does not deal with future foreign guest workers, nor does it address any of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants already in the U.S. who are clamoring for legal status. . . .
Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, broke with naysayers in the activist community. He saw Mr. Trump’s announcement as a good start for a broader dialogue.
“The administration’s plan recognizes that our country needs immigrants and that they contribute to economic prosperity and innovation across the U.S.,” he said. “That is a strong starting principle on which to build a conversation around fixing our immigration system.”
He said, though, that the U.S. economy needs workers “across all sectors,” so whatever emerges will need to be broader than what Mr. Trump has laid out.”