The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act to cut US immigration was proposed by President Trump to replace “our low-skilled [immigration] system with a points-based system.” The bill would change the US system for granting legal residency, or green cards, by giving priority to high-skilled, English-speaking immigrants. Immigration reform was a key platform in Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and he pledged to put American workers first. The bill announcement states, “This system is similar to the merit-based immigration systems used by Canada.”
Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah sees US immigration changes as an opportunity for Canada to attract skilled immigrants that improve the economy:
Many well-educated, talented and creative people want to move to our country to work or start a business that will improve our economy and create jobs. I look forward to working with people from around the globe who want to move here and help build a stronger Canada.
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Evelyn Ackah is a Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Immigration law is becoming more complex and challenging every day. Immigration applications can be refused due to minor oversights and omissions that can delay or negatively impact your business or your family reunifications plans. By not using a lawyer you can be putting your business and your family at risk.