An infamous moment in the United States, September 11, 2001 was a day that changed the lives of every American and every person that would ever attempt coming in to the country. Unfortunately, from this day came The War on Terror and xenophobia, the fear and distrust of strangers like immigrants. September 11th sparked new national security measures, as well as immigration reform.
There has been a lot of birthright citizenship talk in the media over the past few days, and most comes from a comment Donald Trump made in an interview earlier this week.
In a new article released by the Christian Broadcasting Network, 69% of white evangelicals have stated that they don’t believe it is American’s responsibility to house refugees. To be clear, this is an argument for the most desperate immigrants in the world, refugees who are coming from war town countries where they’re killed for simply existing; those who are escaping persecution.
Would a merit-based immigration system work? That’s a very good, and slightly complicated, question that has no concrete answer – so, maybe. What we can factually look at is how merit-based immigration systems work in the world today, and ask if the same can be applied to the United States.
America’s most influential CEOs now say that Trump’s immigration policies pose a new threat to the country as a whole, and they say it hits at the heart of American industry; namely: competitiveness.