Với chủ trương “American Fisrt”, một lần nữa việc ủng hộ các chính sách thắt chặt nhập cư của Tổng thống Trump gây hoang mang cho cộng đồng di trú đang ấp ủ giấc mơ Mỹ bằng con đường định cư hợp pháp. Gần đây nhất, dự luật Raise Act (Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy) được Nhà Trắng ủng hộ ngày 03 tháng 08 dự kiến cắt giảm tỉ lệ nhập cư đến 50% trong vòng 10 năm đang thu hút sự quan tâm của ngành di trú.

President Trump spoke about the Raise Act on CNN. Watch CNN International speech video

How does the Raise Act change American immigration?

The Raise Act is a bill that is sponsored by two Arkansas senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue of Georgia. Raise was described by President Donal J. Trump as a “new settlement program for the United States” instead of the current “low-level settlement program”, which he calls “a terrible system”. protect workers, taxpayers and the US economy.

                      Americans protest about the policy of cutting immigration. Photo Thanh Nien.
President Donal J.Trump Backs Raise Act posted on 26/07/2017, the contents of the Raise Act as follows:
  • First, re-structure the current visa system by calculating scores based on qualifications, English proficiency, salary levels, achievements and business initiatives as assessed by Australia and Canada.
  • Secondly, cut the number of visas to limit low skilled and unskilled workers to the US.
  • Thirdly, it is permissible to sponsor direct members such as spouses and children, not to allow unconnected members such as siblings
  • Fourthly, the removal of the Diversity-Obsolete Visa Program is in the form of a lottery, which, according to the United States government, is now capable of serving dubious economic and humanitarian interests.
  • Fifth, the green card limit (permanent resident) for refugees is 50,000 per year.                                            

What if the Raise Act is passed?

Across the United States, if the bill is passed, only 50,000 visas are granted to refugees, 50% less than the current number of issued visas of 100,000 and are expected to take place in 10 years later.

The Vietnamese American community now has about 2 million people. According to statistics from the National Visa Center, at the end of November 2016, more than 200,000 Vietnamese are awaiting immigration to the United States (BBC). Migrants who do not have citizenship can not sponsor their parents to the United States. It is only possible to sponsor live members as spouses. That is sad for all immigrant communities in America.

What will the reunion be if the Raise Act is passed by Congress? Intrnet Image