It is always enjoyable to see CNN’s Jim Acosta get his hat handed to him in real time. That is just what Stephen Miller, a senior aide to President Trump, did over Acosta’s remarks about the new immigration policy in RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment) Act. One of the strong points of the RAISE Act is that it would implement what President Trump, and Senators Cotton and Perdue called a “merit-based system.” Think of it as favoring a higher skilled and more financially able class of immigrants. That would reduce the number of legal immigrants that go immediately on welfare never to rise from it. President Trump promised that passing the legislation would “reduce poverty, increase wages and save taxpayers billions and billions of dollars.” It sounds like a program we should have.
As Written By Matt Vespa for Townhall:
President Donald Trump has announced a new immigration policy that will seek to shift attention away from low-skilled labor. It’s called the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act, RAISE, which Katie noted would amount to the biggest overhaul in immigration policy since the 1960s.
“Struggling American families deserve an immigration system that puts their needs first. The RAISE Act ends chain migration and replaces our low-skilled system with a new points-based system,” said President Trump in the Roosevelt Room this morning.
Well, that didn’t sit well with CNN’s Jim Acosta, who decided to spar with Stephen Miller, senior aide to President Trump, over aspects of the policy, specifically the emphasis on high-skills and knowing English. Acosta said the new policy direction violates what the Statute of Liberty has stood for, which devolved into an intense war of words……….
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