In a major speech on Thursday, US President Donald Trump is good to go to declare another proposition to upgrade the country’s immigration policy that would offer inclination to foreigners based on merit instead of the current framework that offers inclination to family ties, a move that could end the horrifying Green Card wait for a large number of Indian professionals.
Donald Trump Approves Merit-Based Immigration System
The brainchild of Trump’s son-in-law, Jarred Kushner, the new plan basically focusses on fortifying border security and patching up the plan of Green Card or legal permanent residency so people with merit, higher degrees, and expert capabilities could get simple access to the immigration framework.
Starting at now, around 66 percent of the green cards are given to those with family ties and just 12 percent depend on skills. The Trump Administration plans to change this. Trump is booked to reveal his plan at the Rose Garden of the White House Thursday evening.
However, the plan faces a tough assignment for the most part due to the sharply isolated Congress on partisan lines, particularly on the issue of migration change.
Regardless of whether Trump succeeds with regards to persuading his Republican lawmakers on this, the restriction Democrats, driven by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, are dead against any such authoritative accomplishment to the president.
The Trump Administration is very much aware of the issue. It is intending to make it a race issue in 2020 if the restriction Democrats are reluctant to be locked in on this, a senior organization official told journalists amid an association on the eve of the rollout of the merit-based migration approach.
“It is going to be a very detailed piece of legislation and it can be what they want it to be. If they do not want to engage, then it will be part of the election. If they want to engage, then it could be part of a negotiation. That is going to be up to them,” said the official who requested anonymity.