How the US RAISE Act Impacts Canada2017-08-12
President Trump proposed changes to cut US immigration on August 2, introducing The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act. Immigration reform was a key platform in Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and he pledged to put American workers first. President Trump introduced the bill saying “our low-skilled [immigration] system with a points-based system.”
The proposed changes to US immigration laws could impact immigration here in Canada:
- Well-educated immigrants could perceive Canada as a welcoming, friendly country with more opportunities and choose to immigrate to Canada over the US.
- More asylum seekers could seek refuge in 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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