(UnitedVoice.com) – When Donald Trump ran for president in 2016, he promised he was going to change the immigration system in the US. That’s exactly what he spent the last four years doing.
Trump wanted America to move to a merit-based immigration system. That means highly-skilled immigrants with English skills were put ahead of lower-skilled workers.
“It is time to put in place smarter immigration laws — and start enforcing them. … Mr. Trump’s proposed merit-based system would restore fairness and respect for the law to our immigration system,”—Attorney General Sessions Op-Ed. Read more: https://t.co/m7G0gsZXRD
— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) January 23, 2018
The president also did the following:
- Stopped the catch-and-release policy at the border
- Reduced the number of refugees
- Ended temporary protective status for immigrants from most countries that previously benefited
- Built more than 400 miles of border wall
The president’s hard work to revamp immigration is better for all Americans, especially at a time of economic uncertainty. Without the policies, even more jobs would be out of reach for citizens and legal residents who are out of work during the pandemic.
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