Cartoon RAISE demerit 2017 Kaveh Adel Cartoonist
A former immigrant’s dilemma:
According the the new proposed RAISE bill on Immigration (Co-sponsored by Republican senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue) the 13 year old me in 1986-87 with a head full of dreams in a new land of opportunity would not be allowed to even apply for immigration to the U.S.
The current me barely qualifies (with 7 points above the minimum)
Ironically, the “merit” based proposal does not take into consideration grit, perseverance, passion and love of challenge that has made this country so great on the shoulders of selfless and hardworking immigrants. Same Virtues that I employed in my journey to become (hopefully) a positive member of this wonderful society dedicating my life to study and service to my fellow human beings.
Sign of times….. I urge my fellow immigrants who have become Residents and Citizens (naturalized or otherwise ) of this great country to take the “merit” quiz on time.com (see link below)
Peace, tolerance and love
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