Immigrants coming to Canada are younger, better educated and much more likely to be picked up for economic reasons as compared to their counterparts who come to America every year, according to data released by immigration agencies of both countries.
This statistics is from the immigration that happened in the year 2015. It is for this reason such a radical overhaul of the US immigration system has been proposed by Senator David Perdue and Tom Cotton.
The two senators had created the RAISE act, which was endorsed by Donald Trump last week. This act has been framed after taking a look at the Canadian and Australian immigration system, which gives more importance to merit than family ties.
A 2015 report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has revealed that foreign born Canadian residents perform much better than their American counterparts on a number of economic and social categories.
It has been found that US immigrants have a higher probability to be poor and there is five times more probability that they will be living in overcrowded places.
Some other startling revelations include:
US immigrants are less likely to speak the official language of the nation. They are less likely to become US citizens even after living in the country for a period of 10 years.
The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act was introduced by the two Senators back in February.
As per an estimate the United States can save nearly $1.7 trillion by barring low skilled legal immigrants from becoming the permanent resident of the country.
According to a report from the National Academic of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine it is revealed that there are more than 55 million first generation immigrants in the country who imposed taxpayers costs nearly $298 billion in the year 2013.