BREAKING: White House to unveil sweeping overhaul of immigration system, including merit-based admissions

BY TEAM DML / MAY 15, 2019 /

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The White House is set to unveil a sweeping new plan that would radically transform the makeup of immigrants in the United States, ending the visa lottery program and implementing a comprehensive merit-based admissions procedure, three senior administration officials told Fox News on Wednesday.

The move would more than quadruple the number of immigrants admitted because of their work-related skills, while dramatically slashing the number of immigrants admitted because of family ties. Currently, approximately 12 percent of immigrants are admitted based on employment and skills, while 66 percent are admitted based on family connections.

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Those percentages, under the new plan, would shift to 57 percent and 33 percent, respectively. Ten percent of immigrants would be admitted on humanitarian or other grounds, 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 professional and specialized vocations,” including exceptional students, Fox News has learned.

A point-based system would be used to access potential immigrants, with age, English proficiency, employment wages, potential to invest and create jobs, and educational and vocational certifications factoring into the decision.

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6 Comments

  1. Melanie Cronn May 15th, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Nuthin in there about everify?

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  2. Melanie Cronn May 15th, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    What about everify? Is that gonna be in there?

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  3. Teresa Chavez May 15th, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Nothing about e-verify, H-1B and the other visas handed out to employers who want cheap labor, nothing about the asylum mess either. How is this really any better than the mess we’ve got now?

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  4. Nanetta Rodriguez May 15th, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Mandatory E-verify! Cut down the numbers of all immigration at least for the immediate future!

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  5. I stand with President Trump May 15th, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Lol! I knew people were going to act like the democrats do over not getting their way with everify. I knew it!!

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  6. Quercus May 15th, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Shoulda, woulda, coulda. Trump blew it. Any immigration reform bill that actually represents the wishes of his base, should of been done his first year.

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