President Trump Calls for Merit-Based Immigration System
In an address to a joint session of congress Tuesday night, President Donald Trump called for a move towards a merit-based immigration system. In an interview with Fox News, Sen. Marco Rubio endorsed Trump’s move towards a merit-based system as a reasonable solution to providing legality to law-abiding individuals who have been in the U.S. for a long time and are not a threat to public safety. Rubio went on to urge Democrats to “accept that direction,” so the United States can accomplish reasonable immigration reform and break away from “the cycle we’ve been in”.
The American Dairy Coalition is currently working with legislators on a State Based Visa Program policy which utilizes a merit-based immigration reform tool, as it allows low-, medium-, and high-skilled visas for undocumented individuals currently working in the United States, while also allowing additional immigrants to enter to perform work. This bill also requires the recipients of such visas to be not only vetted by Homeland Security, but be sponsored by the state they will be living and working in, ensuring the most vital and necessary roles, based on economics of their state, are filled first. The American Dairy Coalition is working hard to move forward multiple immigration reform policy ‘tools’ to put the dairy industry in the best position to ensure a reliable labor force.
The American Dairy Coalition is the united voice of the dairy, agriculture and livestock industry. Successful policy making, in order to best serve this industry, starts in Washington D.C. We focus only on top-priority issues in order to remain nimble and quickly adapt to the ever changing federal policy-making environment. ADC is the only national organization solely focused on advocating to advance the growth and success of progressive producers and agriculture companies.
In the past year, ADC has grown to represent more than 30,000 dairy producers through memberships, as well as national and state dairy associations. ADC has collaborated with many groups and individuals to make a significant impact on the agriculture industry.