Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has said that illegal immigration is like an “act of love” and promoted amnesty at a “Davos in the Desert” education conference in Arizona. Now, the potential 2016 GOP presidential contender has suggested that parts of America’s immigration system should be more like Canada’s.
Canada has an economically driven immigration system. Why can’t we fix our broken one? http://t.co/gT1Zby7xZL
– Jeb Bush (@JebBush) April 23, 2014
Bush tweeted an article that discussed Canada’s “express entry” immigration system that is set to be implemented in 2015. Canada will select immigrants who have skills that match those that employers need. Those immigrants who have a valid job offer will “receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence.”
According to CBC News, under Canada’s “express entry” program:
Canada will be able to select “the best candidates” who are most likely to achieve success in Canada, “rather than the first person in line.”
An improved Job Bank will make it easier to find matches between Canadian employers and Express Entry candidates.
The government will invest $14 million over two years and $4.7 million per year ongoing to ensuring the successful implementation of Express Entry.
Qualified applicants can expect faster processing times of six months or less when invited to come to Canada, down from a wait of up to two years.
High-tech groups in America have been pushing for massive increases in HI-B visas and guest-worker permits, even though numerous studies have debunked the notion that there is a shortage of American high-tech workers.