US President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed efforts to overhaul legal immigration by prioritizing highly-skilled workers proficient in English, while halving the number of legal migrants able to reside in the country under the “green card” program.
Under the proposal – known as the RAISE Act – put forward by Republican Senator David Perdue and Tom Cotton, the US would introduce a points-based system akin to Canada and Australia’s legal immigration scheme.
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During the press conference at the White House, Trump said the draft legislation represents the “most significant reform to our immigration system in half a century.”
“This legislation demonstrates our compassion for struggling American families who deserve an immigration system that
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