White House unveils overhaul in immigration system. Includes merit-based admissions

President Donald Trump is once again working to fulfill another campaign promise announcing sweeping reforms to the immigration system that would be a shake up of the current system.

Trump has said since 2015 he would like us to take immigrants based on merit and not a lottery. Trump’s new proposal would significantly increase the education requirements for immigrants.

The move would more than quadruple the number of immigrants admitted because of their work-related skills, while dramatically slashing the number of immigrants admitted because of family ties. Currently, approximately 12 percent of immigrants are admitted based on employment and skills, while 66 percent are admitted based on family connections.

Those percentages, under the new plan, would shift to 57 percent and 33 percent, respectively. Ten percent of immigrants would be admitted on humanitarian or other grounds, but the plan would end the visa lottery program.

In its place: a new “Build America Visa” program that would recognize “extraordinary talent” and “people with professional and specialized vocations,” including exceptional students, Fox News has learned.

Potential immigrants would be assessed using a point-based system, accounting for factors including age, English proficiency, whether each candidate has an offer of employment above a certain wage threshold, and educational and vocational certifications. Pledges to invest and create jobs also would be considered.

FoxNews

This is what we have all been asking for. We want immigrants here who will help us and not just be a drain of our hard earned tax dollars. Trump has been determined to fix our corrupt immigration system since taking office.

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