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.
Is President Trump using immigration to sow seeds of division ahead of mid term elections? It’s not too far from the apparent truth.
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.
It’s become increasingly difficult to find trustworthy immigration news. Between the entire news industry going mad and the president being the center of some of the most bizarre news stories every day, we are also being flooded with immigration news.
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.