Trump's "merit-based" immigration plan likely to face opposition in Congress

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  • Published on May 16, 2019
  • President Trump is proposing an overhaul to the U.S. immigration system that would replace the current green card process with one based on "merit" points. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joins CBSN to break down the plan that's likely to face backlash in Congress.

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  • leon uy
    leon uy 12 hours ago

    This merit-based immigration reform is being used in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and it works.

  • Andrew Herman
    Andrew Herman 19 hours ago

    ya think? why should we bring in performers when we can, instead, bring in thieves, drug addicts, & killers? by the thousands? Sounds like a Commiecrat plan to me.

  • Andrew Herman
    Andrew Herman 19 hours ago

    ya think? why should we bring in performers when we can, instead, bring in thieves, drug addicts, & killers? by the thousands? Sounds like a Commiecrat plan to me.

  • Andrew Herman
    Andrew Herman 19 hours ago

    ya think? why should we bring in performers when we can, instead, bring in thieves, drug addicts, & killers? by the thousands? Sounds like a Commiecrat plan to me.

  • Andrew Herman
    Andrew Herman 19 hours ago

    ya think? why should we bring in performers when we can, instead, bring in thieves, drug addicts, & killers? by the thousands? Sounds like a Commiecrat plan to me.

  • Daniel Alves
    Daniel Alves 9 days ago

    Portland is being overrun by black Africans through the Mexican border yet this channel never reports it. Scary!!! Trust me, they will add ZERO value to America. Deport them before it's too late as they multiply like rabbits.

  • Coffy Mix
    Coffy Mix Month ago

    President Trump would get opposition in congress if he said "Good Morning" the dem party swore they would oppose anything or anyone even mentioned by President Trump

  • Ronald Harback
    Ronald Harback Month ago +1

    Sandeep. Or what? trump will have his Armed White Supremacists come over and beat them up? The president is just running another con and all you republicans are buying into it! trump and Barr are NOT above the Law! We are quickly losing our Democracy and all you republicans have sold out your Country.

  • Ronald Harback
    Ronald Harback Month ago +2

    Trump's secret plan of dealing with the border problem is to inslave all illegals atrump has and send them to his property's to work. Trump says now that he cannot afford pay wages to citizen's. trump has now declared Democracy is now dead!

  • Parslow Pongbert
    Parslow Pongbert Month ago +1

    There’s nothing wrong with merit based immigration, but refugees are a separate issue. If you can genuinely claim you would not want refuge if you and your family ever required it, perhaps one day you will need to flee Trump’s skull emblazoned secret police, then you must oppose Trump

  • Gery M
    Gery M Month ago +4

    Blind leader of blinds. he cannot even see the beam in his own eye but he
    wants to remove the straw in the eye of others; well let us break it
    down for him. His wife Melania has no qualification when she came and
    until this day, she could not speak English and still cannot, she will
    fail the test that they are suggesting to introduce. she has brought her
    family in the US and they also do not speak English. if we are looking
    for highly qualified people who speak English who want to immigrate to
    the US, we will have Indian, Pakistani, Nigerians and African engineers
    and doctors, nurses and PhD holders. it is just like Hitler who wanted
    a superior race of white with blue eyes and blond hair and he himself
    did not have blue eyes nor blond hair. How can people be so blinded by
    their hate and not see that they and their family do not meet their own
    criteria they are setting. If he applies his own criteria all his
    ex-wives and his current wife and their family will not qualify for that
    merit based immigration.

  • Boathousejoe D
    Boathousejoe D Month ago

    How about merit based to stay here?Oh,bye,bye Donnie.

  • johnson rewan
    johnson rewan Month ago

    He will change it now

  • Debasish Chatterjee

    MERIT BASED IMMIGRATION IS IMPETATIVE FOR AMERICA!!

  • M
    M Month ago +1

    Immigrants from Norway are probably college educated and more ready to assimilate than a person from Haiti who will probably have nothing to offer but manual labor.

  • Romeo Khan
    Romeo Khan Month ago

    Will this new policy bring softness in F1 visa ?? Because since the trump has become a president he made student F1 visa extremely harder to get.

  • Winston Dutchin
    Winston Dutchin Month ago

    Canada has the points system so what weasel? there are changes in the country and change must be made.

  • Sharon Watson
    Sharon Watson Month ago

    Democrats don’t want to fix our broken immigration laws because they need victims to pander to. Democrats depend on a dumbed down society to stay in power. Informed intelligent thinking people never fall for the Democrats BS. Democrats have been taken over by the open borders communist NWO and have nothing positive to offer. President Trump is keeping his promises and putting America first. We must send President Trump reinforcements to help him when he wins in another landslide in 2020. Q the truth.

  • archisaurus
    archisaurus Month ago

    Democrats want votes. They exchange benefits and subsidies for votes. They will oppose this because they want to continue low skilled chain immigration for......votes.

  • Manuela Gabathuler
    Manuela Gabathuler Month ago

    I agree with Mr.President.It’s not normal for shopkeepers not to speak English.When I go on vacation in the United States,I go into a store and start talking to myself in Spanish,I ask my husband if we are in South America. It’s disgusting.Here in Europe if you want to work harder than knowing how to speak English. Mainly in shops,Hotels,Bars and Restaurants.

  • epic103
    epic103 Month ago +2

    Of course the democrats are gonna oppose it, they don't want to fix our broken immigration system. Thank god we have a President that's trying to do something. Congress are a bunch of cowards.

    • Power corrupts
      Power corrupts 4 days ago

      I don't think Republicans are sending us their best.
      Perhaps some sort of merit based system based on having a soul and a fully functioning brain.

    • epic103
      epic103 Month ago

      @Brian Neal - that's stupid. Illegal immigration is out of control and it has been for the last 30 years.
      Conservativly we have between 20 and 30 million illegals in this country. It should have never been allowed to happen.
      Congress are a bunch of cowards. It's their fault, not Trump.

    • Brian Neal
      Brian Neal Month ago

      trump broke the system by crying about the wall, illegal immigration was on a decline during the pass administrations , OBAMA had billboards and radio commercials thru our central america , to discourage people from coming here, but with trumps crying about the wall it cause more people to panic to hurry up to get here before the wall is built , the same as American rush to a going out of business sale , rushing to get a good deal before the doors are closed.

  • Millard
    Millard Month ago +5

    That is what all other countries are doing. Thats completely sane and logical.

  • Merly Love
    Merly Love Month ago

    No one that’s doing really good in their country will want to come to the united state when some Americans want to leave here💀poor people come here because they are really going through it and they are the ones who works harder then some of y’all but y’all blame it on immigrants smh

  • Bruce Hendrickson
    Bruce Hendrickson Month ago

    Democrats protecting there voter base. Does the law matter? I break the law I'm held accountable. Double standard . Yes more free cheese.oh that's right raise taxes .yes more government.

  • adam shortnacy
    adam shortnacy Month ago

    The left want only the poorest. The dumbest. The most needy of humans in the planet that is the poor souls in which you can mold and shape into whatever mindless voting sucker you want them to be.

  • Ashley Hartford
    Ashley Hartford Month ago

    Yeah look what German send trump and his stupid family

  • Ashley Hartford
    Ashley Hartford Month ago

    They had the house the senate in the white house for 2 years why not do it then when he knew he had the support

  • Ashley Hartford
    Ashley Hartford Month ago

    Is not gonna pass the house
    If it dies in the house that's the end of it I don't know why he's wasting his time

  • Rebel
    Rebel Month ago

    Trump has my vote #walkaway. Corrupt lying democrats

  • Andrew Herman
    Andrew Herman Month ago

    The Democrats want a Socialist take-down of this country. So, naturally, they don't want control at the southern border.

  • Andrew Herman
    Andrew Herman Month ago

    The Democrats want a Socialist take-down of this country. So, naturally, they don't want control at the southern border.

  • Vishnoo Lama
    Vishnoo Lama Month ago

    U word is in Bharat it's opposite

  • Mary Czarnik
    Mary Czarnik Month ago

    Congress care more about illegals and give them freebies as soon as they cross than the homeless people on the streets.

    • Adam Fierro
      Adam Fierro Month ago

      Congress doesn't give illegals freebies. You're statement is abjectly false. If you care about being accurate you should bother to do a minimum amount of research. If you don't care about being accurate, keep on keeping on, we're all used to conservatives blindly repeating dump's farting points --

  • Cecilia Norris
    Cecilia Norris Month ago +9

    His plan is common sense, so if Congress doesn't back it, they need to be voted out!

  • Damin Mance
    Damin Mance Month ago +2

    Immigration isn't our biggest problem in America is the police🚔i would feel more safe with out them

  • David Moore
    David Moore Month ago

    Sounds like a great rational plan, the dem's will hate it, they're more into continuing to take America down like obozo did for 8 years.

  • Raymond Kidwell
    Raymond Kidwell Month ago

    America is not the country my parents grew up in. We used to celebrate our abilities, now we celebrate our disabilities. We used to believe in hard work and following the law. Now we praise the "victims" and snow flakes of this world while giving all the benefits to wall street. Someone like Trump proposes common sense reforms and everybody opposes it. I say we do a lottery system where you buy a ticket for $1 and if you win they give you citizenship to Norway and a plane ticket out of this third world dump.

  • Carol Bale
    Carol Bale Month ago

    I love the idea of merit-based people, what's wrong with that,? why do we have only poor people coming here that don't have anything to offer, that will be a burden to all Americans? What do you have to say about that, CBS? You Fake News, keep telling us what we want but what we want is what Trump is offering, the people have spoken!!!

  • Debasish Chatterjee

    PRESIDENT TRUMP IS 1000% CORRECT ON MERIT BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM. IT NEEDS TO BE IMPLEMENTED IMMEDIATELY !! DAILY INFLUX & DUMPING OF 100 THOUSANDS OF HIB VISA HOLDERS WITH FAKE OR NO QUALIFICATIONS THRU COGNIZANT & OTHER COMPANIES MUST BE STOPPED URGENTLY !!

  • Matthew Roy
    Matthew Roy Month ago +2

    Let's get a president based on merit

  • Micah Smith
    Micah Smith Month ago

    I have a friend from Canada and I had asked her years ago about the Merit Based Immigration System and when she explained what it was, it actually made sense. Canada is one of the most admired countries on the planet. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, The European Union, and The United Kingdom all use that same system and it works. I also saw that we here in the United States had it in the 1950's and before and then for some unknown reason got rid of it. I mean it seems to be the most straight forward and fair method on the books. There is no gray area if you meet the requirements and have the required amount of points then you qualify and if you don't then you don't qualify. So I actually agree with this method and think we need to go back to this method. So if the congress blocks it then that just confirms that they are the biggest part of the problem.

  • Lydia Strutz
    Lydia Strutz Month ago +3

    Bravo for our President! Canada,New Zealand and Australia have same system !!!! In God We trust!

  • mark price
    mark price Month ago

    What do the democrats offer? Nothing. All they push is for amnesty. Every attempt to slow down or stop the flow of illegals is met with lawsuits,grandstanding by democrats while they offer nothing to change anything..

    • mark price
      mark price Month ago

      @Adam Fierro Please don't try and school me on immigration as I am old enough to have been around for the last one under Reagen that was supposed to end the problem of illegals just coming over. If you look at any attempt over that time period,the sticking point for any movement is the democrats always demand amnesty and then we will deal with the broken border. This is a fact. Go research the McCain/Kennedy Comprehensive plan that was pushed in the 90's and see what went down. At every news conference,then and today,the democrats talking points will always start with" we need to have a larger discussion on comprehensive immigration and by now we all know that means amnesty first. Today they demand(just heard nancy say this about trumps plan yesterday) that it contains NOTHING ABOUT DACA... They know republicans won't concede to any amnesty plan first,so they pretend to care,pretend to offer a fix,pretend they want to solve the problem and they are simply lying. The number of illegas coming over in the last year is record breaking back to many years ago.We know about those who are here overstaying their visa's---it's the dumbest argument ever...makes me sick to hear one more person use that insane "the wall won't solve those who are here overstaying visas" like we just can't do anything at all. We let in over 1 million a year legally,and that is enough.You are the one who needs educating about the problem. If you were really concerned,you'd leave the lying democrat party like I did years ago.

    • Adam Fierro
      Adam Fierro Month ago

      This statement is incorrect. You watch too much faux news. Conservatives, during the Obama administration, would troll anything the president said about immigration reform with the "a" word. Amnesty. If you care -- and I'm assuming you don't but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt -- but the "flow of illegals" has been happening for the last 20 years. Immigration has decreased EVERY YEAR. It's a fraction of what it was 20 years ago, and the vast majority of new illegal aliens are people who are already here and stay after their visas expire. If you're basing your opinions about immigrants on some idea that they are pouring across the border and only the dotard can see the crisis that democrats ignore, you could not be more wrong or more mistaken. It's a lie. Just one of the over 9,000 that the idiot in chief has told you since taking office. Do you like being lied to? Is that what you want in your leader? If you think there's any value, however small, in having a president who doesn't lie about everything, constantly, even when he doesn't have to, even when his lies have been debunked countless time, then take a second to look into it for yourself --

  • Miss Alive!!!!!!
    Miss Alive!!!!!! Month ago +7

    Norway is one of the top country in the world so why would they leave and migrate to America what is the appeal for them to do so

    • Power corrupts
      Power corrupts 4 days ago

      The orange one just doesn't understand.
      People come here for a better life.
      And all of us are better because of them.

    • Fayt Strife
      Fayt Strife 9 days ago

      Well plenty of Nigerians, Indians, Pakistani's, Chinese, and Kenyans would jump at the chance.

  • Zinxeb Zinxeb
    Zinxeb Zinxeb Month ago

    'Best and brightest' from other countries. Hmm...that will leave the neocon's base doing all of the agricultural work...for 'right to work' wages.

    • T WE
      T WE Month ago

      @Zinxeb Zinxeb analogies based on anomalies will always be available, but overall a merit based immigration will help the economy and Americans. Also what do you think is going to happen to liberals, they have jobs to genius. This fantasy you're living in where only neocons would be hurt is ridiculous.

    • Zinxeb Zinxeb
      Zinxeb Zinxeb Month ago

      @T WE I recall, a few years ago, where a company hired skilled, legal foreign workers and required the American workers to train them before they were laid off or lose their compensation packages. There was a big stink in the papers about it and some of the workers were suing the company. Can't recall the details after all this time, but stuff like that does happen. If a corporation can move overseas to save money, they will. If they can't they will look for the cheapest labor they can find or import. No union to protect the American workers anymore. Free market economics means that a corporation will prioritize it's 'bottom line' over the job security of the American worker. If they can save an extra couple of dollars an hour per worker, it adds up to substantial savings in the yearly shareholder's report. Anyway, Trump's base may even be out of luck in the agricultural sector. When he rounds up and deports all of the unskilled, exploited farm laborers, the farmers might just automate. Think they're doing that already.

    • T WE
      T WE Month ago

      @Zinxeb Zinxeb foreign skilled immigrants don't work cheaper, and part of the program would require then to have a job offering. Not take it from neocons. The reason illegal immigrants work for cheap wages is because they are coming from countries where a days work at minimum wage in the U.S. is what they would make in a month from their home countries, and because they are there illegally and can not sue to get minimum wage. That's not the case with skilled labor. This isn't theoretical, literally dozens of countries have merit based immigration systems, such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, South Korea, Hong Kong, and what you are predicting doesn't happen

    • Zinxeb Zinxeb
      Zinxeb Zinxeb Month ago

      @T WE I understood what you said, but you didn't get the meaning of my reply. Farmers use unskilled immigrants in their fields to care for and harvest their crops. Farms are usually located in red states. With no unskilled immigrants to exploit, farmers weill need another source of cheap labor. If foreign skilled workers can work cheaper than the neocon base in farming states, the 'good jobs' that the neocon base now have will be given to the skilled immigrants, relegating Trump's base to the fields. That's how the 'free market' works.

    • T WE
      T WE Month ago

      @Zinxeb Zinxeb at no point did you address anything I had said. If they are taking agricultural jobs because there are less low skilled immigrants, then it means they were working jobs that made less than agricultural jobs, or they were unemployed. Nobody is going to switch to jobs where they make less money.

  • Feanor Silva
    Feanor Silva Month ago

    Less Trump. More Andrew Yang.

  • Jayson
    Jayson Month ago +14

    He has my vote in 2020. Skilled immigration will strengthen our country.

  • Bonnie Robinson
    Bonnie Robinson Month ago

    Trump is not serious about immigration. Americans who are not immigrant haters want the Dreamers to be given citizenship. We want families from South America and Mexico that are fleeing persecution, allowed to stay and prove their allegiance by a system that checks up on them. This should not be ICE because immigrants do not trust them. Ask communities sponsor these families helping them to adjust to their new country as they take citizenship classes and are trained for jobs that are needed. We expect that they will become citizens without harassment from white nationalists.

  • Total T
    Total T Month ago +2

    I would like it if our President could speak English. However, he is fluent in 🐂💩

    • Lee Everett
      Lee Everett Month ago +1

      Maybe you just can't understand him from your mental capabilities?

  • ariel martinez
    ariel martinez Month ago +5

    The bill will cover dreamers because language and education is already with the dreamers

  • Carolyn Emerick Norðfolc

    Ethnic Nationalism OR BUST.

  • Carolyn Emerick Norðfolc

    Dreamers are a nightmare. WHITE REPLACEMENT IS HAPPENING WORLDWIDE. THIS IS A GENOCIDE.

  • Carolyn Emerick Norðfolc

    IMMIGRATION SHOULD BE ETHNIC WITH RESPECT TO OUR CULTURAL ORIGINS. DEMOGRAPHICS MATTER FOR COHESIVE CULTURE.

  • Elephant In The Room
    Elephant In The Room Month ago +2

    Trying to make america more white and asian?

    • Fayt Strife
      Fayt Strife 9 days ago

      @Rebel ironically Nigeria has over 100 million English speakers and they are the most educated immigrant group in America.

    • Rebel
      Rebel Month ago

      Are you saying black and Brown people are dumb?

    • Danish Joshi
      Danish Joshi Month ago

      @MM M Asians (particularly indians) and Jews have highest median income in usa. Thus will gain most points in the point based immigration system.

    • MM M
      MM M Month ago

      Nope. Why you say this?

  • Orendain Ocampo
    Orendain Ocampo Month ago

    GO TRUMP ! WE NEED IMMIGRATION REFORM BADLY.

  • Karen Holmes
    Karen Holmes Month ago +9

    Trump said he would run the country like a business. Trump will hire only the top candidates for the job.

    • David Moore
      David Moore Month ago

      Follow your head and get to the point.

  • Shirley Searchwell
    Shirley Searchwell Month ago

    USA is finished!

  • Patrick
    Patrick Month ago

    Bring all with US PhD back. They can’t work for other countries any longer.

  • Ted Buxton
    Ted Buxton Month ago +3

    I wonder who let his ancestors in

  • Dutch
    Dutch Month ago

    Criminal aliens fleeing gang and cartel violence are doing so because they have been involved with gangs and cartels. Americans, you are getting the very worst Central America has to offer. But you're gonna get them because Democrats thrive on the worst.

  • Rezkel
    Rezkel Month ago +2

    Honest question, Wouldn't The Dreamers have an automatic advantage with this type of Immegration plan? They are already highly Americanized and children of immegrants usually have good educations. At least according to common sterotyping.

    • Nunsuch
      Nunsuch Month ago +1

      Rezkel lol, nope.

    • Rezkel
      Rezkel Month ago

      @Herr Kartoffelkopf Nah, I'm not a selfish awhole who preaches about loyalty then throws all my friends under the bus, or so vain that I will tear down projects that took years of work simply because my name isn't on it.

      I do want the Space force thing though

    • Rezkel
      Rezkel Month ago

      @Herr Kartoffelkopf Lol nice try bud.

    • Herr Kartoffelkopf
      Herr Kartoffelkopf Month ago

      @Rezkel So you and he are the same, that means you support him. Good for you.

    • Rezkel
      Rezkel Month ago

      @Herr Kartoffelkopf but feelings is how Trump decides everything.

  • John Q. Public
    John Q. Public Month ago

    With the way the DemocRATic Nationalist Communist Party is behaving as 5 year olds who are throwing a TEMPER TANTRUM, I expect anything the LEGALLY VOTED IN President D. J. Trump does will be BALKED at by the NEW COMMUNISTs in America.

  • Joe Nally
    Joe Nally Month ago +6

    Never gonna happen because Congress will not pass it.

  • Warrior For Jesus
    Warrior For Jesus Month ago +1

    Wants a wall and gives them all amnesty. Wake up morons

  • Aristotelezz
    Aristotelezz Month ago

    The time that German draft dodgers where welcome is over...

  • Aristotelezz
    Aristotelezz Month ago

    The time that German draft dodgers where welcome is over...

  • Poker Dog
    Poker Dog Month ago +1

    Would love to see where milana falls in the skills trump is asking for.... Smh

    • Philip Patti
      Philip Patti Month ago

      if you marry someone they can come here... or did you forget plus I really don't think he would mind that bad there are plenty of other gold diggers out there that are younger hotter and natural born citizens

  • reym avi
    reym avi Month ago +11

    If this comes through, I will finally be able to immigrate to the United States. Thank you, Donald Trump!! God bless America! In my heart, I have always been an American.

    • Diagonale supernova
      Diagonale supernova 16 days ago

      The waitlist for Canada's point based system is 4 years and up as the US will be deluged with applications within a week

    • Blue Bandit
      Blue Bandit Month ago

      @joe grunt preach

    • joe grunt
      joe grunt Month ago +3

      If you're intelligent, skilled, and willing to work then we would love to have you.

  • Bonnie Nall
    Bonnie Nall Month ago

    Good.... let President work!!!! AMERICANS HAVE DREAMS TOO!!! TIRED OF HEARING BUM ILLEGALS COMING HERE AND STRIPPING ANERICANS DREAMS. WE AMERICANS WANT OUR AMERICA BACK. WE DONT CARE ABOUT DACA! SUCKS....GO WALK YOUR CITIES DEMS! THEY SUCK.

  • Adam Fierro
    Adam Fierro Month ago +4

    What would happen if this idiot spent 1/10 the time he wastes on immigration on something that mattered? 1/20? ... 5 minutes? People might remember we used to be a country with a real president and an actual functioning government.

    • Nunsuch
      Nunsuch Month ago

      Adam Fierro Awwwww Adam, keep that deep, salty river flowing right till 2024.

    • Philip Patti
      Philip Patti Month ago +1

      @joe grunt its funny they never can say why trump is bad besides "racist sexist antigay" by there own standards the only good president in american history is barrack husein Obama

    • joe grunt
      joe grunt Month ago +2

      Like the record-breaking economy? Record-breaking jobs? Standing up to China? Oil and Gas Independence? Defeating ISIS in Syria? Moving our embassy to Jerusalem and saving Billions in the process? the return of hostages without having to send a planeload of money as a bribe? I can go on and on.

  • Nunsuch
    Nunsuch Month ago +11

    The Dems claim Reps don’t want immigration reform. They had a president in the White House for 8 years.

    • Adam Fierro
      Adam Fierro Month ago

      Maybe you should stay away from making historical generalizations --
      www.politico.com/story/2015/03/immigration-reform-congress-115880

  • Big Dick Danath Trollbane

    Lol are you denying that Africa and Haiti are shitholes? Why wouldn't we want more immigrants from Norway? Diversity in the form of 3rd World immigration has been AIDs to this country.

  • Jarvis Turner
    Jarvis Turner Month ago +5

    hm..good idea.

  • E D
    E D Month ago

    These two morons have no idea what they're talking about. Using dog-whistle, trying to malign Steven Miller, and talking about Norway? You idiots have apparently not seen what the face of "Norway", or Sweden or Germany looks like today. CBS apparently thinks it's ok to destroy culture of Norway or Sweden, but not Nigeria, or Egypt or Saudi Arabia? Right? Dont come to CBS for news, it's only political propaganda.

  • E D
    E D Month ago +3

    lol. Why would it face opposition? Merit-based immigration systems are in place in Canada, and many European Nations. CBS is a dumb network, presenting opinions as "news". The US immigration system has been abused by many over the years, and it's long needed to be overhauled. Every time the Democrats do something against bettering our country they bring President Trump closer to re-election. Democrats are getting paid to do 'nothing' in Congress.

    • Nunsuch
      Nunsuch Month ago +1

      Adam Fierro And dither, Dreamers aren’t necessarily merited because they’ve been here. I guess your salt-addled open-borders traitor brain can’t absorb what “merit based” means.

    • Nunsuch
      Nunsuch Month ago +1

      Adam Fierro See at first I thought we could talk but then you started with child-minded name calling. I know who Dreamers are, open borders traitor. I feel sorry for your dumb looking kid. He’ll probably be trans soon, poor lad.
      As far as Dreamers, it cannot be blanket acceptance. They’d have to be carefully vetted. I’d be fine with the outstanding ones possibly staying, and I mean OUTSTANDING. see, open-borders traitor?

    • Adam Fierro
      Adam Fierro Month ago

      @Nunsuch I'm not talking about legal standing, I'm taking about the concept of allowing immigrants who are contributing to our economy and culture to be allowed to continue contributing to our economy and culture. That's what Dreamers are, so let's not pretend that dotard suddenly had a brainstorm of an original idea, that's not going to happen. And yes that boy is mine and he's doing fine.

    • Nunsuch
      Nunsuch Month ago +2

      Adam Fierro Dreamers have little legal standing at all. I hope the kid in your photo isn’t yours. That would be a shame.

    • Yt Yt
      Yt Yt Month ago +4

      Adam Fierro the dreamers are in the US on merit?? Since when? Lol

  • Jim Russell
    Jim Russell Month ago +1

    Sister Sarah made the announcement, so was that her mouth moving again? And what does that tell us class?

    • Adam Fierro
      Adam Fierro Month ago

      @joe grunt www.cbsnews.com/news/sarah-sanders-raj-shah-planning-to-depart-the-white-house/
      www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/stephen-miller-steps-into-spotlight-amid-chaos-in-zombie-white-house-press-shop/ar-BBRBrH7?ocid=st

    • Adam Fierro
      Adam Fierro Month ago

      @joe grunt Against my better judgement I'm going to ask, just because I'm curious, why do you think my statement was ignorance?

    • Jim Russell
      Jim Russell Month ago

      @Adam FierroAt least they are so embarrassed by their performance and caught lying they've almost quit having briefings.

    • Jim Russell
      Jim Russell Month ago

      @joe gruntThe difference, Sister Sarah is a provable liar, which with Republicans haplessly accepting the lies of the proven world record serial lying President of all time I guess is appropriate. Rachel's adroit facts and truth are not.

    • joe grunt
      joe grunt Month ago

      @Adam Fierro When you're hooked on watching Rachel Madow you end up posting ignorance like this.

  • Andres No
    Andres No Month ago +24

    Why would it generate opposition? This should be a no brainer. Only allow immigrants with either the financial ability or intellectual capacity to keep up with the standard of living. If they cannot do either they will just fall behind and need assistance from the system. Who is going to pay for that?

    • Brian Neal
      Brian Neal Month ago

      @Philip Patti most illegal that work here are issued a TIN number by the IRS, a TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, it is used to pay taxes , pay into the social security system , , money they do not get back ,, those illegal pay rent to landlords that include school taxes , they spend money in the communities in American owned stores, gas stations etc, business that pay taxes, businesses that might have to hire more employees ,, more American jobs are created by hiring more teaxchers, and other school staff, you say free medical care ,, but that would mean that more doctors and nurses would need to be hired, creating more taxable income . what is worse, an illegal paying their way , or an American popping out kids to take advantage of the system to get free food, medical services , schooling, etc, just because they are a citizen

    • Brian Neal
      Brian Neal Month ago

      @reym avi can you drive a taxi?

    • Nunsuch
      Nunsuch Month ago

      Jeff Medina Says who? I don’t see that in the constitution. How many poor and sick are YOU PERSONALLY taking in, by the way?

    • Jeff Medina
      Jeff Medina Month ago

      @reym avi it is so sad that you are blind and Lost.

    • Jeff Medina
      Jeff Medina Month ago

      Because that's not what America is about we take in the poor the old the young and the sick.

  • frank hernandez
    frank hernandez Month ago +7

    Let me get this straight Americans are complaining that illegals take all their jobs they don’t want to do, but now they are inviting the idea of allowing a skilled legal worker to come here to take our jobs? Lol wtf is going on.

    • Brian Neal
      Brian Neal Month ago

      @Philip Patti lets bring in more doctors , oops UBER drivers ,, more engineers ,oops pizza delivery drivers ,,

    • Philip Patti
      Philip Patti Month ago +1

      @frank hernandez you just hate America and wanna see us fall there is no less objective or fairer way than to let people in based in merit its the smart sensible thing to do

    • frank hernandez
      frank hernandez Month ago

      @Phillips patti economics tells me skilled workers migrants are going to give middle class citizens a run for their money. Illegals give low class citizens a hard time. This merit base entry is a joke, but it definitely is a slick move from the republicans to get the cheap labor legally. Mark my words, Americans will still cry even after this is implemented, if it follows through. The country you reside in doesn’t give you success, you have to work hard and get it. Lately theirs too many lazy stupid people finding ways to do less for more pay.

    • Philip Patti
      Philip Patti Month ago +1

      It’s called economics more competition helps consumers we don’t need cheaper gardeners we need cheaper legal fees and cheaper medical care

    • joe grunt
      joe grunt Month ago +4

      No, they are complaining that illegals and unskilled immigrants are bringing down wages by working for far less and still collecting assistance.

  • Roman KFM
    Roman KFM Month ago +1

    America is turning super racist and snobby with Republicans.

    • Philip Caddick
      Philip Caddick Month ago

      Right, and because of this we need to bring in some of the world's most vulnerable people. Got it, makes total sense.

    • reym avi
      reym avi Month ago +2

      Trump creates an immigration system that judges people by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin. Wait ... this sounds familiar? What racist white supremacist underlined this notion? O yeah, it was Martin Luther King.

    • Andres No
      Andres No Month ago +3

      Why do you want to let in groups of people who will immediately need assistance upon arrival? That is insane and devoid of the simplest logic and rationality.

  • NA Just Livin
    NA Just Livin Month ago +9

    Why do the left hate the idea of making imigration easier for those with marketable skills?

    • Sergey M
      Sergey M Month ago

      Not their voting base

    • Lee Everett
      Lee Everett Month ago

      In cast you haven't figured it out my friend, asking such questions here on this channel is bound to attract an overwhelming response of BS.

    • Herr Kartoffelkopf
      Herr Kartoffelkopf Month ago

      @Roger Out You're an idiot, that made no sense.
      You're to stupid to operate a lawnmower.

    • joe grunt
      joe grunt Month ago +1

      @Roger Out Go to your safe space and scream at the ceiling. Trump 2020, guaranteed!

    • Roger Out
      Roger Out Month ago

      @joe grunt "Joe" would be army, not marines, right?
      where do you recognize this picture I'm using from?

  • Philip Caddick
    Philip Caddick Month ago +4

    "likely to face opposition", where 'likely' means 'most certainly'. that's not even "news" anymore! Looking at the comments, I'm getting the impression that these new merited immigrants are going to be "terkin' er jerbs" !!! edit: changed 'terking' to 'terkin'' edit2: well, that's a bit what they call 'ironic', isn't it X-D

    • joe grunt
      joe grunt Month ago

      Hugh?

    • E D
      E D Month ago

      Philip Caddick: whut??

  • James Oxford
    James Oxford Month ago +5

    A merit based system sounds good until you realize the US is not the leader in edjucation it once was. It will open highly skilled job markets like tech, for instance, to immigrants that are likely more qualified and willing to work for less than Americans. Not to mention its not exactly representative of the ideals America was built on.

    • James Oxford
      James Oxford Month ago

      @Philip Patti you make rules, laws and policy, and they inevitably influence how the market functions, and with that comes winners and losers. To go back where we started, with regards to trump's proposed immigration policy, and depending on the levels of allowable immigration allowed, the losers will be american workers and the winners will be american corporations.

    • Philip Patti
      Philip Patti Month ago

      James Oxford let me reframe what I mean by a corporation I mean a multinational billionaire corporation
      I am complete lassez fair Because at the same time I hate Walmart Costco all those ones I’m complaining about I think we need wealth inequality
      Trickle down economics is real
      There’s a reason the poor in America have more wealth than 90 percent of the rest of the world
      You say you took economics don’t you think capitalism lassez fair is the best system created? Or is cronie capitalism better??? Idk dude I think if we were all just left alone people would figure it out

    • James Oxford
      James Oxford Month ago

      @Philip Patti price fixing is only illegal because of government intervention, and different administrations can decide how aggressively to investigate and enforce antitrust violations. My point was, when you refer to capitalism what you are really refferring to is a market based economy. It isn't black and white. There are all different flavors of market economies and how we restrain portions of them in one way or another.
      ...and my cousin has a small corporation. They do valet at hospitals. He did it with zero government assistance. ...and oil & gas isn't exactly an immature industry. There are arguments that the only thing keeping it afloat and competitive is the subsidies it receives and the lack of regulation. Somebody is paying those bills though. In fact we all are.

    • Philip Patti
      Philip Patti Month ago +1

      James Oxford that’s not a free a
      Market at all price fixing is illegal
      I agree that corporations come into small towns and price out competitors all the time and that’s immoral but at the end of the day if u wanna make it in this country or any other country you have to work hard and be smart Walmart or Amazon isn’t keeping you from doing that
      We need more American inventors and entrepreneurs
      You can’t make a livable wage working at Walmart but you shouldn’t have to I think corporations are a problem but so is technology I don’t however believe the way to fix this is to involve the government NAME ME ONE CORPORATION STARTED WITHOUT GOVERNMENT HELP!!! We need more competition not less every single time without fail when the government gets involved there is less competition not more

    • James Oxford
      James Oxford Month ago

      @Philip Patti another example of a problem with markets, is monopoly power, particularly if you have a good or service that is necessary. Take perscription drugs. Say there are 6 major manufacturers. They can all get together and form a cartel, all agreeing to price the drug at 1000x cost. They then function as a monopoly and they control the market on a good that is necessary to sustain a persons life. The customer doesn't really have a choice not to buy the drug and If necessary they can just lower the price below what any startup could sell the drug for, eliminating competition. This is perfectly fine in a free market...

  • Nunsuch
    Nunsuch Month ago +12

    About time. Bring something to the table or stay in your own country.

    • Philip Patti
      Philip Patti Month ago +2

      Brian Neal look at how many college degrees are worthless already the colleges in this country need to be put in check most of them are just tax loopholes nowaday

    • Nunsuch
      Nunsuch Month ago +3

      Brian Neal Sorry, you cannot make a decent case as to why the US shouldn’t demand immigrants bring more to the table, a LOT more. Check out Australia’s immigration policy.

    • Brian Neal
      Brian Neal Month ago

      @Nunsuch never went to college , but what i'm trying to say is this , if we only let in high qualified people , many Americans will not get the jobs that they are qualified for , and what about the person that wants to come here because they have no chance to get the education they need in their home country, because of their social status,

    • Nunsuch
      Nunsuch Month ago +1

      Roger Out

    • Nunsuch
      Nunsuch Month ago +1

      Brian Neal I have no idea what that last sentence means. Plenty of people come here for the “American dream”..WTF are you talking about?
      And you’re saying you did 4 years of college and some immigrant took the job you were promised? Please explain.

  • James Beech
    James Beech Month ago

    because people with those skills would want to come here. the petty policy prez is at it again.

    • joe grunt
      joe grunt Month ago +1

      There are millions trying to but can't do to the red tape and years that it takes.

  • Daniel Ramsey
    Daniel Ramsey Month ago +20

    Works in Australia. They are very strict. Trump is right again.

    • Brian Neal
      Brian Neal Month ago

      no guns work in Australia too,

    • Big Dick Danath Trollbane
      Big Dick Danath Trollbane Month ago +2

      Not really. Australia's immigration system is still flooding the country with nonwhites at a rate that it's replacing the majority. We need an immigration system like we had before 1965. The vast majority of immigrants (if not all) should be of European heritage.

  • I'MPEACH
    I'MPEACH Month ago +7

    His policies would have kept his mother and his father's parents out of America. We would have never had a Donald Drumpf.....hey maybe he's onto something!

    • I'MPEACH
      I'MPEACH Month ago +1

      Wow....tell that to a native American. They make up less than 2% of the population. And I'MPEACH 'cause I'MORANGE was taken.

    • Philip Patti
      Philip Patti Month ago

      merit based immigration has been the majority of our immigration except for few pockets of American history at one point we stoped all immigration... don't be a prisoner of the moment but please keep believing trump will impeached it makes my day when people still believe that

  • landyachtfan79
    landyachtfan79 Month ago +1

    Yeah.........."If you're white, you're all right. If you're not white, you're not all right.". THAT'S his "merit-based" immigration plan, & ANYONE who tells you otherwise is lying to themselves AND to you!!!!!!!!

    • landyachtfan79
      landyachtfan79 Month ago

      He thinks you're either a criminal, drug dealer, or a rapist,@Noé André. Sorry, I hate to break it to ya, but............

    • Noé André
      Noé André Month ago

      landyachtfan79 I’m Hispanic and he right. Why you gotta bring the race card out? Don’t you read? He thinks only productive people should be here. Is about your skills, education, English. What’s so bad about it?

  • Capricorn The Milf Hunter

    Trump is obsessed with Mexicans

  • Hannibal S. Thompson

    Because Democrats want uneducated 3rd & 2nd World voters to keep them in power, since Americans are getting Really tired of their crap.

  • Dexterous Porcupine
    Dexterous Porcupine Month ago +28

    Trump’s plan is what the us needs, we need more high skilled immigrants not poor, uneducated, illegals aliens who refuse to assimilate and who trampled over our laws. But democrats won’t back it because they hate America and love illegal alien thugs more than USA citizens

    • Brian Neal
      Brian Neal Month ago

      This country needs more doctors, oops UBER drivers ,, we need more engineers ,oops pizza delivery drivers,, we need trained carpenters ,, oops do you fries with that burger?

    • glock a
      glock a Month ago

      Dexterous Porcupine that’s rude saying illegal aliens

    • Philip Patti
      Philip Patti Month ago +1

      Bonnie Robinson if more “highly skilled” means white to you that’s your own preconceived notions he mentioned nothing about race
      We are a nation of immigrants not refugees
      A large percent of those “families” are men who kidnaped little children and bring them over to be sex slaves on our streets look it up it’s not just family’s who want shelter if u wanted to help them you wouldn’t want them to live here you would wanna help there country SO THEY DONT HAVE TO LEAVE IN THE FIRST PLACE

    • Bonnie Robinson
      Bonnie Robinson Month ago +1

      What a dumb thing to say. What you appear to be saying is that you want more white immigrants. America is concerned about those at the border, particularly those with children. And those of us who are not white nationalists want the Dreamers to be given what was promised. We want people of color and those who are fleeing religious persecutions to be considered too.

    • Philip Patti
      Philip Patti Month ago

      Nunsuch yes they do liberalism is a disease!!!

  • Ignacio Morales
    Ignacio Morales Month ago

    Given US lack of education, it would be even easier for the people to go to the US.

    • Ignacio Morales
      Ignacio Morales Month ago

      Philip Caddick If you read my first statement, it was the US quality of education and it does not perform well versus Asia, Nordic countries, Australia, Canada, etc. I'm not defending Dems, but definitely GOP make things worse. Just Google.

    • Philip Caddick
      Philip Caddick Month ago

      @Ignacio Morales Not exactly. Democrats have had something like 30 years to improve public education in CA, yet it consistently ranks near the bottom 1/3 of the country.

    • Ignacio Morales
      Ignacio Morales Month ago

      Lee Everett You are dead wrong. I'm afraid you've been brainwashed. My advice is invest in education and avoid Club 700, Twitter or GOP Instagram accounts.

    • Lee Everett
      Lee Everett Month ago

      @Ignacio Morales Evolution theory has been debunked by scientists a while ago my friend. It would best not to use that argument when speaking on your topic. Even considering the stupid idea of the theory proves foolishness as there is so little backup data for it. Only reason why it still is around is because the alternative to it would be that there may be a superior being. And people won't accept that. Plus they are to lazy to rewrite some of the old text books and tear down all of those evolution diagrams everywhere. Probably be to much embarrassment as well.

    • Ignacio Morales
      Ignacio Morales Month ago

      Nunsuch It's actually conservatives who doesn't want to allocate money to education. Not only public money (cause it increases deficits), but privately. No wonder conservatism denies: evolution theory, climate change empirics, or truly believe god provided GOP for the good of people.

  • jaci D.
    jaci D. Month ago +4

    Is this criminal still hosting the shitshow?

    • reym avi
      reym avi Month ago +3

      Leftists like you do not really care about immigrants. If this comes through, I will finally be able to immigrate to the United States. God bless America and God bless Donald Trump! In my heart, I have always been an American.

    • Nunsuch
      Nunsuch Month ago +1

      jaci D. In that case we know you are an Obama fan.

    • jaci D.
      jaci D. Month ago

      I prefer presidents who aren't criminals. (Late John McCain)

    • Nunsuch
      Nunsuch Month ago +2

      E D Because CBS is a leftist organization. They WANT him.

    • E D
      E D Month ago

      Jaci D.: Who, the host of CBS? Apparently. And he seems to be using his political opinions as "news" why does CBS keep him?

  • Thimble
    Thimble Month ago +4

    His idea of “merit based system” boils down to who can suck him off the best.

    • Casey Clark
      Casey Clark Month ago +2

      Is that how you got in? Cup his balls, stroke the shaft, and swallow the gravy? Bet so.

    • Thimble
      Thimble Month ago

      Xi
      No. You sound like a sychophant.

    • Chen
      Chen Month ago +1

      Thimble Sounds like hate from you.

  • Steve Kutz
    Steve Kutz Month ago +3

    They aren’t sending their best.. They’re sending some really bad Hombres

    • Roman KFM
      Roman KFM Month ago

      At least they arent hick trash.