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Trump presents a sweeping plan to ‘transform’ America’s immigration system

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President Trump on Thursday unveiled a long-awaited immigration overhaul would change dramatically, as the United States accepted, people in the country, a shift in the system in order to favor the attendance figures on the basis of merit rather than family ties.

To turn “if adopted, our plan for America’s immigration system, in the pride of our nation and the envy of the modern world,” Trump said from the Rose Garden.

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The proposal would judge immigrants with a points-based system accounting for age, knowledge of English, whether each candidate has an offer of employment over a certain salary threshold and educational and vocational factors.

Currently, only about 12 percent of immigrants are admitted on employment and skills, while 66 percent are admitted based on family relationships. Administration officials estimate that the numbers would turn to 57 and 33 percent, respectively, under the trump plan.

“Currently, 66 percent of legal immigrants come here based on coincidence, they are approved just because you have a relative in the United States, and it is said does not actually matter who the relative is,” Trump.

The average annual wage of immigrants is about $43,000. Administration officials said Wednesday that the immigrants are permitted, based on education and qualifications have an average income of $126,000, and you would be expected to increase the average annual wage for all immigrants, of approximately $96,000.

Trump has long sought to end what he called chain migration “and that” as part of its broader push to reform America’s immigration laws and who is allowed into the country.

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He has also frequently called for the end of the visa lottery program, something that provides for his immigration plan. It would be replaced by a new “Build America Visa” program, to recognize the dignity of “exceptional talent” and “people with specialized professions,” even exceptional students.

The plan is not to those already in the country illegally, including those who came to the country as children and were protected under an Obama-era executive order. However, Trump said, it closes the gaps, so that gang members and criminals to be inadmissible, and would be frivolous asylum applications stop.

“For criminals here already, we will ensure their rapid expulsion,” he said.

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The plan could rates after some resistance by some conservatives as it is not the General of the immigration.

But Trump said the plan is currently a “clear contrast” with the Democrats, ” immigration plans.

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“Democrats, propose open borders, lower wages, and to be honest, lawless chaos,” he said. “We are proposing an immigration plan that puts the jobs, wages and security of American workers first.”

“Our plan is pro-American, pro-immigration and pro-worker,” he said. “It is just common sense.”

Democrats dismissed Trump’s plan before it was even announced that a rise in Congress. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., earlier Thursday said that the plan is “a serious attempt of immigration reform.”

“It’s the same party packs, and radical anti-immigrant policy that the administration has pushed for two years – all have struggled to earn even a simple majority in the Senate, let alone 60 votes,” he said.

Trump the immigration proposal comes as the administration scrambling to separately deal with the increasingly urgent issue of illegal immigration on the southern border.

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Customs and Border Protection, said he was arrested or turned more than 109,000 migrants trying to cross the border in April for the second month in a row the number has topped 100,000.

A bill introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., Wednesday, asylum would of applications from Central America to the border, and the return of unaccompanied minors to their home countries.

Fox News, Gregg Re, John Roberts and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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