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Trump Unveils New Immigration Plan

WASHINGTON – US president Donald Trump has unveiled a new immigration plan that favors the youngest, brightest and most skilled workers, who speak English.
The US President told the White House that his new system, which awards points to graduates, job postings and other attributes, will clearly indicate the standards we ask you to meet, daily Independent reported Friday.
In a tone softer than his usual rhetoric during election campaigns, Trump said immigrants would be “required to learn English and pass a civic education exam.”
“Our country has always been proud to protect people fleeing government persecution,” said Trump.
“Unfortunately, legitimate asylum seekers are displaced by these frivolous demands.”
Even before Trump delivered his speech, the Democrats attacked his plan and questioned the Republican party’s commitment to families.
“Are they saying that the family is without merit?” Asked Nancy Pelosi, president of the house. “Do they say that most people who came to the United States in the history of our country are without merit because they do not have an engineering degree?”
Ms. Pelosi added, “We certainly want to attract the best in our country.” But she said “merit” is a “condescending” word that means “merit to Donald Trump”.
According to Mr. Trump’s plan, officials want to strengthen entry points to ensure control of all vehicles and people and create a stand-alone fund, funded with additional fees, to modernize entry points.
The plan also calls for the construction of border gates in targeted locations and continues to push for a redesign of the US asylum system, with the aim of processing fewer applications and eliminating unskilled people more quickly.
It also includes a proposal to allow donations from the public to pay for the border wall that the president has promised for a long time.
According to the plan, the United States would allocate the same number of green cards as today, about a million per year, but many more would go to exceptional students, professionals and people holding high-level and professional degrees instead members of the immigrant family.
Trump said 57 percent would be awarded on merit, up from 12 percent currently.
Our plan is pro-American, pro-immigrant and pro-worker,” Trump said, saying he contrasted with what he called the Democrat’s support for “chaos.
Republicans in Congress welcomed the plan. “This is obviously just the beginning,” said Texas GOP Senator John Cornyn, who will be among the re-election candidates in 2020. “It’s a clear statement of what our immigration policy should be.”
We do not eliminate family ties; it’s just about emphasizing merit.
Trump’s plan has been in preparation for months. His son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has met with business groups, religious leaders and conservatives to find common ground among Republicans on the controversial issue of immigration.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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