Roy Beck’s Vision Of An Immigration-Free America
In his new book, “The New Stranger”, Roy Beck details his plan for an immigration-free America. He also tells of what it will take to get there. Beck gets to his main point: there is no way to fix the “unworkable” immigration system that has become “overstuffed with too many guest workers and green cards.
A Vision for an Immigration-Free America
Roy Beck lays out a vision for an immigration-free America. There would be no more green cards or visas issued to non-citizens. The few exceptions he envisions would be for potential political refugees and maybe some scientist or artist who a joint committee had approved of the research and arts communities.
An Immigrant Visa Lottery
The key to the new system Beck envisions would be to abandon “family-based immigration” and the current visa lottery approach. Instead, he advocates a new system that would assign points to those who qualify for an immigrant visa based on age, educational attainment, work experience, and language skills.
Fairness for All Employees
Roy Beck takes on the issue of immigrant and native worker competition. He notes that in the 1990s, a lot of the worry about immigration was focused on the impact on low-skilled, low-wage American workers. Most of the attention has been on competition between high-skilled, high-wage Americans and lower-wage immigrants in the current debate, leaving out millions of middle-income workers who increasingly see their jobs taken by immigrant workers.
Rebuilding U.S. Reskilling and Retention
Beck discusses the need for a significant investment in retooling, re-skilling, and retaining U.S. workers. He argues that with the current level of immigration, there isn’t room in the country for new immigrant workers. He notes that immigration is not, as some have suggested, a “necessary and inevitable” force.
Despite the many dramatic shifts in immigration policy over the centuries, one thing remains constant: immigrants are always blamed for the ills and economic hardships afflicting native-born people. a new approach to immigration is needed, focusing on the needs and urges of the people already living in the U.S. rather than those outside the country seeking to come here. See this article to learn more.
Additional information about Beck on https://www.c-span.org/person/?40876/RoyBeck
In his new book, “The New Stranger”, Roy Beck details his plan for an immigration-free America. He also tells of what it will take to get there. Beck gets to his main point: there is no way to fix the “unworkable” immigration system that has become “overstuffed with too many guest workers and green cards.…