In May, President Trump announced a new immigration policy that will prioritize employment and skills-based immigration over family-based immigration. Under the administration’s new plan, high-skilled immigrants like scientists and engineers will now have priority over visa applicants who have been sponsored by family living the U.S.
The White House says the latest immigration plan will utilize a “points-based system” that takes into account the following things when reviewing applications for visas and citizenship:
- English proficiency
- Offer of employment or commitment to creating jobs in the U.S.
- Education and vocational certifications
Each of the points listed above will outweigh whether an applicant is sponsored by family in the United States. Before the announcement, having family already in the country was a crucial part of completing the application for citizenship.
According to one senior official in the Trump administration, the goal of the new proposal is to “change the composition of who is coming through.”
Despite the new plan, the administration hasn’t said a word about what it plans to do about the 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the country. The plan also fails to address the nearly 3.6 million "Dreamers" who were brought across the border with their parent as minors.
The plan to prioritize employment and skills-based immigration over family-based immigration was spearheaded by President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Much like other immigration policies and priorities previously announced by this administration, there is no clear timeline for implementation or process for how these proposals would actually work if approved.
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