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The White house is for the first time, a comprehensive new plan that would radically change the make-up of immigrants in the United States, the end of the visa lottery program and the implementation of a comprehensive earnings change-based admission procedure, three senior administration officials told Fox News on Wednesday.
The move would more than quadruple, admitted the number of immigrants, because of their work-related skills, while drastically the number of immigrants allowed to reduce because of the family ties. Currently, about 12 percent of immigrants are admitted, employment and skills, while 66 percent are admitted based on family relationships.
These percentages, under the new plan, would shift to 57 percent and 33 percent, respectively. Ten percent of the immigrants would be approved, for humanitarian or other reasons, but the plan would end the visa lottery program.
In its place: a new “Build America Visa” program that would recognize “extraordinary talent” and “people with specialized professions,” exceptional students, Fox News has learned.
Potential immigrants a rating of knowledge would be with a point-based system, the accounting of factors, including age, whether or not each candidate an offer of employment over a certain salary threshold and educational and professional certifications. Commitments to invest and create jobs, would also be taken into account.
The average annual wage of immigrant families is currently about $43,000. The official said, immigrants are admitted based on education and qualification, the average family income of $126,000, and they would be expected to increase the average annual wage for all immigrant families, by about $96,000.
The Trump administration said it has than other similar immigration systems. If Canada is a merit implemented-based system, it largely led to a “pooling” of immigrants from East Asia and the Indian subcontinent. To avoid pooling, the White house said it would add points immigrant candidates from under-represented countries, but it would not be caps impose on certain countries
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“I believe that the President’s position on immigration was perhaps defined by his opponents, what he is against as opposed to what,” Kushner said at the time 100 Summit in New York City last month. “What I’ve done is, I’ve tried to put together a very detailed proposal for him.”
Kushner presents the plan to senators on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., told reporters after the presentation that the White house officials seemed to be “good” to win a consensus for a plan to unite Republicans on the contentious issue. But, he added, “Whether it likes it or not, I don’t know.”
Graham reveals his own request on Wednesday for the transformation of the laws that impact on the Central American migrants apply for asylum, have tried to the United States, a Growing number of them to asylum status in recent years.
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Democrats want a loosening of restrictions that prevented many from obtaining citizenship, including the hundreds of thousands of young people to enter the United States illegally as children. You have been approved to temporarily live and work in the US under Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has been trying to Outdo, to terminate.
Moderate Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, asked Kushner about protection measures for the IF receiver, but received no specific response, said a Republican.
“You can be excluded from any immigration package,” Collins said later.
A Republican official informed on Tuesday meeting, said Kushner provided few details and said the senators seemed to be overly impressed with the plan. Another Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R said-Ky., not offer its views of the proposal. To describe both of these languages on condition of anonymity, the private session.
However, Kushner won a positive response for his proposal last week, about a dozen of the Senate’s more conservative Republicans.
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Fox News was told that the reason for the push for a skill-based system would be to attract the best and brightest talents, to protect American wages, increase the gross domestic product (GDP), and the preservation of humanitarian values.
Other than the adoption of a merit-based approval process, the plan would also be updated to speed up the asylum admission procedure and the tendering process for people with legitimate asylum claims, the sources told Fox News.
Fox News’ Adam Shaw and The Associated Press contributed to this report.