nearvideo Ingraham: America for whom?
Trump takes on immigration, with new merit-based asylum plan.
President Trump’s new immigration reform plan, which calls for a change in the direction of a “merit-based” system, is to tackle the right way “[a] big Problem” in front of America, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham says.
The host of “The Ingraham angle,” expressed that view Thursday, adding that trump is the sequel to “pursu[e] what he believes is America great again.”
“Mind, he focused on lifting the American worker, the American family and the American tradition,” said Ingraham.
Trump announced his immigration proposal as “pro-American, pro-immigrant and pro-worker. It is just common sense. It will help you to reach all of our people, including millions of dedicated immigrants, the American dream,” in a speech Thursday afternoon in Washington.
TRUMP PRESENTED A PLAN TO ‘TRANSFORM’ AMERICA’S IMMIGRATION SYSTEM, A FOCUS ON HIGH-SKILLED WORKERS
Referring to trumpet the speech, Ingraham noted, such as the plan to increase the share of high-skilled people who come to the U.S., Trump said, such a move would make America more globally competitive.”
Currently, only about 12 percent of immigrants are admitted on employment and skills, while 66 percent are admitted based on family connections within the USA
Administration officials estimate that these numbers reflect a 57 and 33 percent, respectively, under the trump plan.
“A merit-based system is what the White house. It makes sense, isn’t it? Compared to what we have now?” Ingraham said, adding that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., critical of the proposal.
In a clip a “condescending word played by Ingraham, Pelosi, called” merit.””
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“You will not say [that] most of the people who ever come to the United States in the history of our country are without “merit”, because you have an engineering degree?” Pelosi asked.
Ingraham called the comment “breathtakingly dishonest, or ignorant, or both.”
Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.