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Thu May 16, 2019, 03:55 PM

New Trump immigration plan would overhaul green card system [View all]

Source: The Columbus Dispatch-Associated Press

The latest effort, spearheaded by Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, focuses on beefing up border security and rethinking the nation’s green card system so that it would favor people with high-level skills, degrees and job offers instead of relatives of those already in the country.
WASHINGTON — Setting aside some of his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wanted to recruit “top talent” to the nation as he unveiled his latest efforts to reform residency laws after years of setbacks and stalemates.
“We discriminate against genius,” Trump said of current policies, which he contended excessively favor family based immigration. “We discriminate against brilliance. We won’t anymore once we get this passed.”

Read more: https://www.dispatch.com/zz/news/20190516/new-trump-immigration-plan-would-overhaul-green-card-system

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