ProEnglish Executive Director Stephen Guschov was a recent guest on “The What’s Up Radio Program With Terry Lowry.” Lowry’s Texas-based radio show airs in Houston and Austin and globally online.
Guschov and Lowry primarily discussed President Trump’s recent proposal for a major overhaul of the legal immigration system, with English language proficiency as a key component of the administration’s new plan.
President Trump’s new immigration proposal is similar to those used by Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries, and features a points-based selection system. Immigrant candidates may receive points based on a wide variety of assets, including a person’s age, skill set, education, employment offers, and ability to create other jobs.
President Trump also specifically stated that “to promote integration, assimilation, and national unity, future immigrants will be required to learn English and to pass a civics exam prior to admission.”
Trump further observed: “Through these steps, we will deliver an immigration system that respects, and even strengthens, our culture, our traditions, and our values.”
ProEnglish is greatly appreciative of the fact that learning English and English language proficiency are part of the President’s new immigration proposal, and we will continue to work closely with the White House to advocate for this commitment to English language proficiency along with other official English legislation and new Executive Orders, and ProEnglish greatly appreciates being invited to discuss learning English and English language proficiency as part of President Trump’s new immigration proposal on “The What’s Up Radio Program With Terry Lowry.”