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PoliticsTrump to unveil new immigration plan in speech

15:05  16 may  2019
15:05  16 may  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

GOP senators head to the White House Tuesday to hear new immigration plan

GOP senators head to the White House Tuesday to hear new immigration plan White House will talk to Republican senators about its forthcoming immigration plan.

President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new immigration plan in a speech Thursday afternoon, the latest attempt by the administration to follow through on a campaign promise to overhaul America's immigration system. A senior administration official told reporters on Wednesday that the

President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new immigration plan in a speech Thursday afternoon, the latest attempt by the administration to The " Trump Immigration Plan ," as described by officials, would prioritize visas for applicants with extraordinary talent, professional and specialized

President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new immigration plan in a speech Thursday afternoon, the latest attempt by the administration to follow through on a campaign promise to overhaul America's immigration system.

A senior administration official told reporters on Wednesday that the proposal, which is being pitched to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, is aimed at allowing more high-skilled workers entry into the United States and modernizing ports of entry. But while the plan does try to curb illegal immigration by building more wall and modernizing ports of entry, it does not tackle the issue of undocumented immigrants already in the United States.

Trump's new immigration plan emphasizes skills and education over family connections

Trump's new immigration plan emphasizes skills and education over family connections The proposal includes two parts – a physical infrastructure component that would include border wall construction and be financed by new fees on trade collected at the border, and a revamped points system for those applying for U.S. citizenship. The plan is designed to give Republicans a positive proposal they can pitch on the campaign trail and in negotiations with Democrats, although Trump officials acknowledge that it is not likely to become law as is.

President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new immigration plan in a speech Thursday afternoon, the latest attempt by the administration to follow through on a campaign promise to overhaul America’s immigration system.

President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new immigration plan in a speech Thursday afternoon, the latest attempt by the administration to The " Trump Immigration Plan ," as described by officials, would prioritize visas for applicants with extraordinary talent, professional and specialized

"I don't think most countries are giving us their finest. Do you agree? And that's what's happening and it's causing tremendous problems with crimes," the president said on Capitol Hill at the Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service on Wednesday. The president went on to claim that the influx of undocumented immigrants has caused a spike in crime, recent studies have shown no link between communities with increased undocumented immigrant populations and crime.

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the plan has six main goals: "to fully secure the border," "protect American wages," "attract and retain the best and brightest," "unify families," "get labor in critical industries," and finally to "preserve our humanitarian values as a country."

'A wall will not fix this': U.S. Senator Graham offers more steps to limit migrants

'A wall will not fix this': U.S. Senator Graham offers more steps to limit migrants Declaring that the United States needs more than a border wall to stem a surge of Central American migrants, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Wednesday proposed additional steps such as holding migrant families for longer periods and hiring more immigration judges. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new immigration plan in a speech Thursday afternoon, the latest attempt by the administration to follow through on a campaign promise to overhaul America's immigration system. A senior administration official told reporters on Wednesday that the

The White House is preparing to release a broad outline of proposed immigration reforms aimed at unifying congressional Republicans on the issue. #CNN #News.

Trump to unveil new immigration plan in speech© J. Scott Applewhite/AP Jared Kushner departs the Capitol after a meeting with Senate Republicans on May 14, 2019. The "Trump Immigration Plan," as described by officials, would prioritize visas for applicants with extraordinary talent, professional and specialized vocations, and exceptional students.

Legal immigration numbers would remain the same with 1.1 million green cards, according to the official, who said the administration studied merit-based systems in countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Singapore. Using points, the plan would change the makeup of American migrants — although the administration said, without evidence, it would increase overall diversity.

In 2017, over 1 million lawful permanent residents were admitted to the United States, with almost two-thirds gaining entry through family-based migration and less than 10 percent gaining entry via their employment.

The Latest: Trump lays out new 'modern' immigration plan

The Latest: Trump lays out new 'modern' immigration plan The Latest on President Donald Trump's immigration plan (all times local):2:45 p.m.President Donald Trump is laying out a new immigration plan to convince the public and lawmakers that the U.S. legal migration system needs to be overhauled.Trump, speaking Thursday in the Rose Garden, says his plan aims to create a "fair, modern and lawful system of immigration for the United States." He says: "It's about time."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 c

Donald J. Trump delivered a speech on immigration in Phoenix on Wednesday.CreditCreditTravis Dove for The New York Times. This includes her plan to bring in 620,000 new refugees from Syria and that region over a short period of time. And even yesterday, when you were watching the news

President Donald Trump on Thursday will unveil a new immigration proposal that would move the United States toward a more merit-based system and boost border security — and aimed at countering the notion that he is anti- immigrant . Notably, the plan would not change the overall number of

It does not discuss what to do with temporary workers and it does not handle finding a pathway to citizenship for the so-called "DREAMers" or those temporarily covered by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, an ongoing priority for Democrats and swing-state Republicans.

On Tuesday, the president's son in law and architect of the plan, Jared Kushner, presented the framework at the Senate Policy Luncheon. It was met by some skepticism and confusion on Capitol Hill, although a senior administration official described the feedback and response as "fabulous."

"I am concerned about the fate of the DACA young people, and they cannot be excluded from any immigration package," Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said following Kushner's meeting.

Trump to unveil new immigration plan in speech© ABC News / Washington Post Poll Views on Immigration

A senior administration official said the main goal of the immigration policy rollout is to lay out the president's priorities and try to gain Republican consensus.

"One of my favorite quotes is in 'Alice in Wonderland,' where the Cheshire Cat says ‘if you don't know where you're going it doesn't matter which path you take.' I think often in Washington people try to jump into debates without having a defined thoughtful proposal of what they think is achievable," a senior administration official said. "What we tried to do is pick the places where we can unite. And the president's trying to lead on that."

ABC News' Trish Turner contributed reporting from Capitol Hill.

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