Why shouldn’t US immigration law be good for the US?

The immigration reform bill that Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue introduced Wednesday — the RAISE Act — won’t become law anytime soon. But it’s a milestone that’s going to change the way we think about immigration, and will be the biggest issue in 2018 and 2020.

There are two simple principles behind the bill. We’re going to admit people on the basis that they’ll make Americans better off. And amnesty is off the table.

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  • k2

    Why shouldn’t immigration law be good for America? That would be nationalist, which of course means racist and bigoted, white patriarchy, that sort of thing. Down with borders and the nation-state!

  • Tom Forsythe

    Mark Steyn points out that Trump’s immigration policy is essentially Canada’s; the American left should love it.

  • Alain

    That such a question is even asked demonstrates the extent to which society has been infected with marxist cancer. The immigration policy of any country must be geared to the needs and well-being of the said country.

  • andycanuck

    Thank you, Ted Kennedy and his enablers.

    BTW, hot enough for you, Teddy?

    • Clink9

      It’s hotter than Martha’s Vineyard in July down there.

      • andycanuck

        Okay, guys, coffee break’s over. Back on your heads.

    • Slickfoot

      On the 23rd Teddy will be celebrating eight years of sobriety.

      • andycanuck

        Is brimstone habit forming?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Many small businesses in New York City are run by immigrants, so there will have to be rules that channel entrepreneurs in the right business direction.

  • Maggat

    Canada’s immigration was fine until IQ80 came on scene, now it’s, ” hi, can I help you with your stuff”, at our southern border.

  • Gary

    This is better than the muslim ban because Trump also denied welfare to Immigrants in their first 5 years.
    Muslims won’t want to come to the USA now and the whole ban issue is useless for the Hillary supporters and communists. But since Toronto is a Sanctuary City where Joe Mihevc said that the 300,000+ illegals can get welfare…….expect a flood of future Liberal voters because Wynne told the illegals that she would give them FREE Health Care.

    It’s so funny that City Hall seemed upset at the Debt heading towards $3 billion but now it shot through $5 billion and racing to $6 billion as Toronto offers more FREE stuff while the Public Unions grow faster than the economy.
    No matter how many new Condo’s Toronto approves to increase their tax-base… they over spend every year and lose money on almost every venture.