U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he wants to overhaul the immigration system to favor young, educated, English-speaking applicants with job offers instead of people with family ties to Americans, a plan with little chance of advancing in Congress.
“Another criterion, aides said, would be ’patriotic assimilation.’ One example: green-card applicants would be required to pass an exam based on a reading of Washington’s farewell address or Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptist Association.“ https://t.co/0dL6l22NAR
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) May 16, 2019
“Our plan includes a sweeping modernization of our dysfunctional legal immigration process. It is totally dysfunctional,” Trump said in a speech, noting his administration wants to increase security at the border and reduce claims from asylum seekers.
Breaking News: A new Trump immigration proposal would vastly scale back family-based immigration and increase education and skill requirements https://t.co/uCPGDMXXhM
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 15, 2019
The White House’s new immigration plan is all about keeping the poors out.
“Future immigrants will be required to learn English and to pass a civics exam prior to admission,” Trump says. pic.twitter.com/eP9GFo6gVu
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 16, 2019
Pelosi on Trump’s immigration plan: “I want to just say something about the word that they use, ‘merit’. It is really a condescending word. Are they saying family is without ‘merit’? … We’ve only heard titles like ‘merit’ … it means merit in the eyes of Donald Trump.”
Via ABC pic.twitter.com/hZqdNlj8Wn
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 16, 2019
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