Published: Sat, May 18, 2019

English speakers favoured in Trump immigration plans

English speakers favoured in Trump immigration plans

She added, "So we will see what values are reflected there".

Trump forced a government shutdown to try to secure money to fulfill the central promise of his 2016 campaign and then issued an emergency declaration to circumvent Congress for additional funds.

The vast majority of new immigrants to the US would come based on education or skills, not family connections, according to White House estimates. The threat to national security was determined by the Department of Commerce, which presented a report to the president in February recommending a tariff of up to 25% on all imported cars and sport utility vehicles. We won't anymore once we get this passed, and we hope to get it passed as soon as possible.

Just as we learn that a Guatemalan 2-year-old died in USA custody, Donald Trump unveils a plan that would make our already brutal immigration system even more inhumane.

"Only 12% of legal immigrants are selected based on skill or based on merit". A senior administration official Wednesday said this approach is seen as a way to compromise between immigration hardliners who want reductions in the overall number of immigrants and immigration advocates who want the United States to take in more people. When Trump said in his speech Thursday that we're admitting people based on "random chance", this, along with our visa lottery system, is what he's talking about.

The immigration plan President Trump unveiled in a speech yesterday afternoon seems to have something in it for everyone to hate. He says: "It's about time". "It undermines the family immigration system that has been the cornerstone of our country's immigration policy".

The president also said that the White House plan - which faces opposition from Democrats as well as some Republicans - would not discriminate against any individuals. The Canadian points-based system includes categories like education, proficiency in English and French, age, and work experience.

In the absence of such a system, America is losing people who want to start companies, and in many cases, are forced to leave the country and go back to the country where they came from, he said.

Automakers have strongly opposed the tariffs, saying they would hike prices and threaten thousands of U.S.jobs.


But for Trump, who has made stemming illegal immigration a key plank in his presidency, the new proposal will feed directly into his 2020 re-election bid.

The new proposal does not address any challenges related to the over 11 million people present in the United States without legal status including those who are now protected from removal by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are noticeably absent from this plan.

"Every single time that we have put forward or anyone else has put forward any type of immigration plan that has included DACA, it's failed", Sanders told reporters outside the White House.

The proposal was crafted by senior advisor and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, but its chances of passage are looking slim. "But a big proportion of those immigrants must come in through merit and skill", he said.

"I found the announcement today to be short-sighted", said Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin Senator and a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.

The shift would favor people with high-level skills, degrees and job offers instead of relatives of those already in the country.

Trump offered a nod of approval to Graham's plan on Thursday, but cast the measure as an immediate fix compared to the longer-term solution he was introducing. Democrats already criticizing it, and some Republicans have reservations as well.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: "It does not include any protections for DREAMers". Their fate is a priority for Democrats.

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