Agree with RAISE or not?

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 more commonly known as the Hart-Cellar Act.

It changed the immigration process to allow more persons to come to the U.S. from Asia, Africa and Latin America instead of Europe.

It maintained the per-country limit, but created preferences that focused on immigrants’ skills. It allowed immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and special immigrants with no restrictions.

Recently, President Donald Trump came out in support of a new proposed U.S. Senate immigration bill called the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (RAISE).

It calls for the reduction of legal immigration to 50 percent within a 10-year period.

The main parts of this proposed law are requiring new legal immigrants to

• Have marketable job skills

• Financially support themselves

• Speak English Its main purpose is to improve the employment situation in the U.S. dealing with legal immigration.

Some people agree with the main points of RAISE, while others disagree.

Silvestre Moreno Mercedes