Trump wants to change United States immigration policy
President Donald Trump wants to change United States immigration policy by tying admission to job skills.
In his recent speech to Congress, Trump said changing the way America decides who can immigrate can help the economy.
“It's a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially. Yet, in America, we do not enforce this rule, straining the very public resources that our poorest citizens rely upon.”
Trump said such a system is used successfully in Canada and Australia. Basing immigration on job skills is sometimes called a “merit-based” system. Under the current system, immigrants are taking jobs away from Americans by agreeing to work for lower pay, he said.
Posted on 03/15/2017 at 07:23:00 AM