Skills Over Family Ties: Trump Reportedly Plans to Unveil New Immigration Plan

© AP Photo / Marco UgarteCentral American migrants begin their morning trek as part of a thousands-strong caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, as they face the Pico de Orizaba volcano upon departure from Cordoba, Veracruz state, Mexico, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. A big group of Central Americans pushed on toward Mexico City from a coastal state Monday, planning to exit a part of the country that has long been treacherous for migrants seeking to get to the United States.
Central American migrants begin their morning trek as part of a thousands-strong caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, as they face the Pico de Orizaba volcano upon departure from Cordoba, Veracruz state, Mexico, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. A big group of Central Americans pushed on toward Mexico City from a coastal state Monday, planning to exit a part of the country that has long been treacherous for migrants seeking to get to the United States. - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump will roll out a new plan to change US immigration laws in order to increase the number of high-skilled migrants entering the United States and to grant entry based on a point-based system, the Washington Examiner reported.

The Trump administration's proposal will increase the number of highly-skilled migrants granted entry into the United States from 12 percent to 57 percent, the Washington Examiner reported on Wednesday citing a senior administration official. Meanwhile, family chain migration would fall from 66 percent to 33 percent under the proposal, the official added.

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The programme to introduce a point-based system will take into consideration a set of various factors, including age, English proficiency, education, vocational certifications, etc.

Immigrants walk along the rail tracks after getting off a train during their journey toward the US-Mexico border in Ixtepec, southern Mexico - Sputnik International
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It also seeks to end the diversity lottery system that grants entry into the US to about 55,000 people from underrepresented countries every year. According to the media, Trump's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is presenting the plan on Capitol Hill.

The proposal does not mention resolving the issue for people depending on work permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme and it does not propose changes to temporary guest worker visas, the report said.

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