According to CBS News, there are 12,800 children in detention centers across the United States as of September 2018 . That number increased from 2,400 children in May 2017 and it shows no signs of slowing down. That means that this year children will be spending their holidays in immigration centers.
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.
Is President Trump using immigration to sow seeds of division ahead of mid term elections? It’s not too far from the apparent truth.
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.