The Statue of liberty is best known as a beacon of hope for refugees and immigrants, but according to White House senior advisor Stephen Miller, history books and teachers everywhere have it all wrong. In validating Trump’s ridiculous new immigration bill and it’s ridiculous requisites, Miller rejected the idea that the Statue of liberty was a symbol for the immigration, given the fact the poem was added later and not a part of the original statue.
The new immigration bill, known as the Raise Act, aims to cut immigration by half and reduce the number of people admitted through family ties. The Act would create a skills-based system that scores applicants on factors including age, education, income, job prospects and proficiency in English. According to the New York Times, only 2 percent of Americans would pass the test—three members of our staff failed the test.
Those with professional or doctoral degree in a STEM field, who have jobs that pay 300 percent of median household income in the state that they are moving to, or those who can make notable investments within U.S. borders have higher chances of entering the country. But the big question here is: will this policy truly make America great again? Entry into the U.S. does not guarantee employment, and according to the Migration Policy Institute, almost a quarter of college-educated immigrants are either unemployed or underemployed. But hey, if they can’t find jobs within their field, I hear Mar-A-Lago is looking to hire more foreign workers.