President Donald Trump campaigned on, and often speaks about, how immigration needs to change in America.
While his major focus has been on building a border wall and stopping illegal immigration, he also feels the U.S. needs a merit-based immigration plan.
Due to the size of Americas economy some employers will always need a certain level of highly skilled workers, often in very niche positions. Due to this, they often seek help outside of the country to fill a position if an American isn’t available.
Reported on BrietBart the President had the following to say:
“Part of the problem that we have is that our economy is so strong,” Trump said about the growing number of illegal immigrants coming across the border. “People are pouring up to get into our economy, they want a piece of our economy. That makes the job even tougher.”
“We want people to come into our country based on merit. We’re not looking to keep them out, we need to bring them in. We need them,” he said.
Merit-based immigration is a fantastic idea and could be a boon to the U.S. economy. Many countries around the world implement this sort of system. Instead of letting just anyone into a country, people are brought in depending on the skills they have for, and are needed for, a certain job.
As more companies flood back to U.S. shores to re-join the strong economy, more jobs will need to be filled.