Skills Emphasized Over Family Ties in Trump's New Immigration Plan

Skills Emphasized Over Family Ties in Trump's New Immigration PlanEducational and skills requirements of immigrants coming to the US to increase significantly as well as new border security measures imposed as Trump unveils new plan to shake up part of the country's immigration system. According to top administration officials, the proposed changes would see the nation's system of family-based immigration massively scaled back. While speaking on Wednesday, the officials said the system that has seen many spouses and children come into the US will now give immigrants with required skills and job offers in the country the opportunity to enter the US on the condition that they show English proficiency and pass a civics examination coupled with educational attainment. The plan is a product of months of diligent work a White House adviser, Jared Kushner (also the president's son in law). Kushner worked with top immigration adviser Stephen Miller, whose extreme measures have been consistently opposed by Democrats,  to put together the changes that are expected to form a key part of Trump's re-election campaign message. Both George W. Bush and Barack Obama failed in their attempts to achieve a bipartisan agreement on immigration policy and signs since the beginning of this administration only affirm a worse scenario with lawmakers expected to counter the proposed changes.

Expected Democrats Opposition

The plan does not just feature the Democrats-opposed construction of a part of the border wall but also upends family-based immigration in ways unpopular with Democrats and immigration advocates. Children brought into the US, known as dreamers, and other undocumented immigrants have no legal status provision in the plan. The plan also retains the overall level of immigration in the country which conservative who has been hoping for reduction will find disappointing. Frank Sharry, who has been involved in securing bipartisan legislation on immigration for two decades, called the plan dead as it would not get pass the Republicans let alone get a vote from Democrats. To get your possible Immigration options, approach Immigration News now, and we will also evaluate your profile with our Immigration experts and advise you whether you are qualified to apply or not.

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