Trump unveils merit-based legal immigration plan

  • Published on May 16, 2019
  • President Trump discussed his plan to prioritize highly skilled immigrants and restrict family-based migration at the White House on Thursday. The proposal would tighten migration to focus on nuclear families to the U.S., rather than extended family members.

Comments • 445

  • K.C johnson
    K.C johnson 2 months ago

    You have to take an exam to get in and I heard it's worse than the SATs

  • B Dufran
    B Dufran 2 months ago

    Send them back .fix and make America great first.

  • C S
    C S 3 months ago

    Play Obama endorsed already in place immigration rules and laws, why do people give Trump crap? We just HAVE to enforce it to see it work.

  • Lyra Nahoova
    Lyra Nahoova 3 months ago +1

    Please clone him and send one to Germany!!

  • Miriam Franco
    Miriam Franco 3 months ago +2

    This is probably the only thing I will ever agree on with him!!!
    I’m not mad at this plan at all.

    • Donald Trump
      Donald Trump Month ago

      jstang001 good luck living in Brazil bud

    • Donald Trump
      Donald Trump Month ago

      Miriam Franco that’s why the us will turn into Brazil

    • jstang001
      jstang001 3 months ago

      Me too!

    JEFF PAIN 3 months ago +1

    trump 2020

  • Artie Rupinen
    Artie Rupinen 4 months ago

    The thumbnail makes the POTUS look like he really doesn't like this idea.

  • Sabin Long
    Sabin Long 4 months ago +2

    Trump the man the hero. The power. From god. 💒❤️💯. I’m love him so much. I’m for real 👍🇺🇸❤️💯

  • Vic Robertson
    Vic Robertson 4 months ago

    Los Gringos are not Americans. And the USA belongs to Latin Americans, as Latin Americans are mixed with Native Americans, Latin Americans are the legitimate heirs of the USA, and Castellano is the language which Los Gringos most speak and integrate into the American Society.

  • The hour glass has few grains of sand

    Please watch: Way Of The World.
    The currency of victimhood: And: The lefts beef with white people explained. Njoy.

  • Lupita Bernal - Alvarez


  • No Name
    No Name 5 months ago

    I’m neither A puppet or a republican but this man is right the American dream isn’t free how is it far that us taxs payers have to pay but illegals get to come in for free

  • JJ JJ
    JJ JJ 5 months ago

    When I was younger I always wanted to be an immigrant. They get funding and grants and money to open up business. they get more than me as a American citizen. Now I know why our country is so messed up. Wake up America!!



  • michael perry
    michael perry 6 months ago

    highly skilled immigrants , serious, most of them coming here illegally or legal, are not skilled workers , check out all the fast food chains along the border see who is serving you

  • True Heart
    True Heart 6 months ago +2

    So when does this go to Congressional Discussion?

  • Barry Stanton
    Barry Stanton 6 months ago


  • Kaptain Kid
    Kaptain Kid 6 months ago

    I've been an immigration lawyer for over 40 years. I am a rule of law guy. I do not believe anyone should break US immigration law. I recognize that our present immigration laws are a joke. Sorry to be so simplistic in that statement, but that says it all. I have written extensively and spoken to lawyer and laymen groups on the subject of immigration. I have witnessed a failed Amnesty program. I have witnessed more than twenty years of lack of enforcement of our immigration laws by the US government. I have witnessed rampant illegal immigration, while at the same time participated in an immigration system that is archaic and unfair and inadequate to meet the needs of America. I understand the system and have opinions that are based on my experienced. I am now retired and have nothing to gain if my ideas were implemented, but America would benefit greatly.

    In my opinion, politicians, including Donald Trump, know nothing and don't want to know anything about our present laws and don't care to address the issues that will make our immigration laws work. Each misinformed legislator seeks to garner favor with his/her constituency in order to obtain votes. Immigration has become a political football and so long as that remains, we will get no beneficial change in our immigration law and procedure.

    But don't believe what Donald Trump is saying . . . most of what he says is inaccurate, if not blatant lies which non-immigration lawyers understand, but Trump supporters and others do not. Pity on you all.

  • Kelly Do
    Kelly Do 6 months ago +3

    Get rid of Ilhan Omar. She wants open border

    • André Rothweiler
      André Rothweiler 4 months ago +1

      She wants Open borders for Somali which will destroy USA and demand Sharia

  • donny peso goyard BPC
    donny peso goyard BPC 6 months ago

    Trump 2020 we don't need Arabic communities we don't need African communities we don't need Hispanic communities we just what are American communities back

  • Captain Mike
    Captain Mike 6 months ago

    He is so dumb! He is trying to get more European immigrants. Instead he is going to get Indian/African degree workers (The exact people he doesn’t want) into his country. Hahahahahahaha! I’m laughing.

  • Mercapto 13
    Mercapto 13 6 months ago +2

    Eastern countries should change Immigration laws,
    1. Allow people who are skilled and issue them work permits for some years. They earn money and live with a good mark on there resume. Now when they go back to there country they can develop there country.
    2. Don't allow the dependents to work(Wife).
    3. Don't give citizenship status to children who are born when their parents on work permit visa or any visa.
    4. Don't give permanent citizenship to foreign nationals, only allow them to study on student visa, work on visa .
    5. Give only 1 Student Visa term for their education and don't give extension for that, and only 1 term for work visa ;and no extension. Foreigners should leave the country after all theirs visa expire, there should be no extensions.
    6. This will create a cycle which allow new foreigners(students/workers) each year. Foreigners who leave after the end of visa should go back and help in the development of their countries.

  • WulfgarHamza
    WulfgarHamza 6 months ago

    They have always let the Central & South Americans run loose. They catch them & let them go. Be from Africa, Asia, or Europe though & see what happens. You’ll be deported & banned from entering U.S. for 10 years.

  • stacyeandrew2
    stacyeandrew2 6 months ago

    When we bring the best from other countries that country looses their best and therefore we damage them.

    • Napoleon Bonaparte
      Napoleon Bonaparte 6 months ago

      If the best of those countries come to America than that shows that America has better things to offer than those other nations.

  • BoKnows
    BoKnows 6 months ago +1

    As an new immigrant, I fully support Trump’s immigration policy, because it make sense. Citizenship should be earned not through gambling!!!

  • Edmund Singleton
    Edmund Singleton 6 months ago

    I don’t have enough space here to list the number of
    inventions by poor American immigrants who initially showed no measurable merit,
    or who perfected other inventions, that if they were not here, their inventive curiosities
    would not have developed, nor nourished here, rather than in other countries, is
    not very likely, as the saying goes, ‘only in America could any of the above have
    been possible’…

  • 4Poetry
    4Poetry 6 months ago +3

    Nice. But if u dont't have a plan for refugees of war, they will come illegally.

    • Donald Trump
      Donald Trump Month ago

      4Poetry yeah, just flood in the refugees that we bombed into western society. We are all going to hold hands and sing a tune and skip off into the sunset together. Muslims will eat pork, drink beer, go to church, raise the American flag with pride! Do you know why? Because Muslims want to assimilate into western society. They come here to be the moral airs of George Washington, and they are in love with Thomas Jefferson’s ideology!

    BEN GHANA 6 months ago

    What's amazing is that the Bible talks about this very wall that the US will trust in, where God promises to see to it that it falls before invading armies, along with this country, for all the evils committed against its own people, spicifically against, ADOS, and our enslaved, ancestor, as well as against those worldwide, with Africa taking the full force of a american atrocities. So now the average immigrant isn't welcomed in america, as the average Europeans were allowed, as stated on the statue of liberty, but only skilled individuals are now permitted to become US citizens? Sounds like a borderline Hitler plan to me. #SupportADOS

  • Isa
    Isa 6 months ago +2

    I doubt Trump could pass a Civics course! lol

  • Adam Leon
    Adam Leon 6 months ago

    Is this for ALL immigrants? Not just the brown ones?

  • Vishnoo Lama
    Vishnoo Lama 6 months ago

    Et ek

  • Vishnoo Lama
    Vishnoo Lama 6 months ago

    tell them to we are not from sun and moon we are from from earth

  • Vishnoo Lama
    Vishnoo Lama 6 months ago


  • Vishnoo Lama
    Vishnoo Lama 6 months ago +1

    Excellent president

    • Don Hay
      Don Hay 3 months ago

      Vishnoo Lama lol

  • Vishnoo Lama
    Vishnoo Lama 6 months ago


  • Damin Mance
    Damin Mance 6 months ago +1

    Immigration isn't our biggest problem in America is the police🚔everybody are tired of them!

  • Lee Rothman
    Lee Rothman 6 months ago

    Hate to tell you but this is how Immigration was originally established, but no longer enforced from the 70's on. Back in the early 20th century when you came over to live here you had to #1 be free of disease that was transmittable. #2 had to have a trade or talent to sustain yourself and #3 you had to have a place to live established such as a destination with a relative or job that had been accepted for income. Get a clue. This IS how it should be. Encouraging preference by ability to speak OUR language (yeah it's English) isn't a bad thing let alone already having a good education. WE are NOT paying for more free rides, no automatic entry if your relatives snuck in. It's time to get back to what established us in the beginning. Not this absurd open border craziness these idiot democrats want. NO More free rides.........

  • ena81xx
    ena81xx 6 months ago

    I was educated at two top american universities and I have the PhD in Computer Science. And now, I have the green card and work in a top US company. I sent a petition for my wife and kids 16 months ago so that they can join me. My wife and kids were here with me during studies (they had F2 visa), but had to go back home for an emergency. And now they can not come back before they get the green card. Does this mean my family can not join me?

  • jack Daniel
    jack Daniel 6 months ago +2

    A president loves his country 👌🏽

  • patrella bell
    patrella bell 6 months ago

    Federal budget deficit balloons, while tax revenue plummet. Government spending went up 77% we're looking very good the best ever, loved it, let's just borrow and spend, spend, and spend. BANKRUPTCY KING BREAKS THE BANK A TRUE REPUBLICAN. JUST LIKE PRESIDENT BUSH. NEXT THE U.S.A. IS GOING TO WANT A DEMOCRAT TO FIX IT , POLITICAL TACTICS RACQUETBALL USA.

  • jack Daniel
    jack Daniel 6 months ago +2

    I agree with the president. We need educated immigrants who have pure intent to contribute and grow together. Not the ones take advantage out of the system.
    Note: Asylum seekers is a different issue that needs a good screening process to help who actually need. Not the ones to take advantage of government.

  • josh otis
    josh otis 6 months ago

    I love you Trump KEEP UP the great work Your the best Chef Ever

  • josh otis
    josh otis 6 months ago +1

    Send them all Home Thank You Trump

    • Kaptain Kid
      Kaptain Kid 6 months ago +1

      @josh . . . I believe you should be the first to go. You should be sent back to the country your ancestors came from. Deport everyone but native Americans . . . . is that what you want?

  • josh otis
    josh otis 6 months ago +2

    no open Borders

    • André Rothweiler
      André Rothweiler 4 months ago

      No Open Borders for Illegals but yes for high skilled one!!!

  • Brian
    Brian 6 months ago +10

    A fair honest plan to allow imigrants to achieve the American dream and not abuse the system ......Pelosi will do everything in her power to ruin

  • Thomas Simpson
    Thomas Simpson 6 months ago +4

    He would never get in.

  • Jt Lumingu
    Jt Lumingu 6 months ago +3

    I’m jus waiting to see how democrats are gonna respond to this.

  • Commander
    Commander 6 months ago

    Outrageous the way this madman lies so blatantly. Americans now seem very happy to the laughing stock of the world

  • Commander
    Commander 6 months ago +2

    If America had a policy like this before his grandfather, his mother, nor his wife could have entered the United States

    • Commander
      Commander 3 months ago

      @JEFF PAIN You feel proud displaying your stupidity

      JEFF PAIN 3 months ago

      yes they would...they supported them selves...what dont you understand.????

  • Bhavesh Gala
    Bhavesh Gala 6 months ago +4

    He talks so much sense, a system thats not been replaced for half a century, and replacing it by merit based system. Why didnt politicians think of it before?

    • Greo's Journey
      Greo's Journey 23 days ago

      doesn't it kind of defeat the purpose of what America was founded on you know that a nobody could become a somebody this is making it to where you have to be that already in whatever country you're from before you can do that here

  • Candy Smith
    Candy Smith 6 months ago +1

    Excellent Immigration Policy!!! It's about time!

  • vonsuthoff
    vonsuthoff 6 months ago +1

    We've just GOT to get Lady Liberty to change her tune!!! How bout... "Give us your rich and educated..." And cut all that Jesus talk crap like... helping those... "tired and poor people yearning to be free!!!" Ha! No more "free" rides for foreigners here in America!!!

  • Yuuri Shibuya
    Yuuri Shibuya 6 months ago

    Will any one in the world just give strangers a permanent entry into their homes just because those strangers are relatives of a friend of yours?

  • Yuuri Shibuya
    Yuuri Shibuya 6 months ago +19

    I am a visitor in USA, and all I hear from Mr Trump is he likes to enhance the security of his country and wants to close the loopholes in the existing immigration system. And in last 2 years he has been doing what he claimed he will do.
    Don’t understand why other politicians are so worried?

      JEFF PAIN 3 months ago +1

      @cessna caravan good one

    • cessna caravan
      cessna caravan 3 months ago +2

      @Adam Leon u really think, Bernie, aoc, Biden , relates to u ?

    • Adam Leon
      Adam Leon 6 months ago +1

      @Candy Smith
      Trump is a billionaire. In what way does he relate to us?

    • Candy Smith
      Candy Smith 6 months ago +7

      Because those other politicians want to destroy our nation to meet the evil nwo agendas. A borderless world, no sovereign nations, people to be mindless zombies controlled by elites. President Trump is not one of them...he's with us, the American people. If you are not aware of things going on in the bigger picture, you will not "see" it. Research and seek more, my friend. Truth is out there, then you will know. I will tell you this, it is on a grand scale, a worldwide issue not just USA.

  • Paul L. Mowers
    Paul L. Mowers 6 months ago +7


    • Adam Leon
      Adam Leon 6 months ago

      Trump doesnt believe in god lmao

  • Saad Bhalli
    Saad Bhalli 6 months ago +1

    I salute him. He is turning out to be the best option US could have chosen for. Im voting for him in 2020

  • KDC705
    KDC705 6 months ago +1

    The problem I have about his "merit-based plan" is that the lesser skilled immigrants will have 0 experience because they can't learn abroad. This is NOT the pride of our nation, it's more like Discrimination in my eyes.

    • Napoleon Bonaparte
      Napoleon Bonaparte 6 months ago

      We threw that out of the window with Minimum Wage laws

    • KDC705
      KDC705 6 months ago

      ​@Silas Bishop Actually, it's not the National Language.

    • Silas Bishop
      Silas Bishop 6 months ago

      @KDC705 National Language not official. It is the de facto official language of Americans, the state, the media and business.

    • KDC705
      KDC705 6 months ago

      @Silas Bishop It's not the official language. Some government tried to put it as an official language, but none of those attempts actually worked.
      The reason why the country is MOSTLY ENGLISH is because English was the most understood language, hence why I can only understand English. The reason why people think that English is the country's official language is because that they think that people who understand a different language, Spanish for example, are taking over. The country's not going to have a language change. It's not in their portfolio. They just want to live in the united states as a citizen, knowing English or not. Why do you think we have Illegal immigrants? They cannot afford a greencard, and they hate their current country. If the US can just up the # of greencards, then they can be citizens.

    • Silas Bishop
      Silas Bishop 6 months ago +1

      @KDC705 English is the National language. If you can't speak it you are not going to do well in a modern economy. The US doesn't owe these people the opportunity to move here. If they don't speak our language and don't have skills, why would we want them here? Just because they want to come here doesn't mean we have to allow them to come here.

  • Karen Haynes
    Karen Haynes 6 months ago +11

    More educated, higher skilled immigrants have always been prefered! Read sime histiry!

    • Fisher 33
      Fisher 33 5 months ago +2

      We’ve always been a haven for legal immigrants, we shouldn't slow down whatsoever. We need them to fill in the lower paying jobs the Americans won’t work, and in return we provide them a haven where they no longer have to endure poverty or corruption.

  • Mickey Lara
    Mickey Lara 6 months ago

    Trump's main goal is to prevent as much immigrants coming from Mexico and South America from immigrating into the US because this will weaken the Republican
    voting power. These immigrants will become Dems and they will enter gerrymandering areas, 40% of the voting power comes from the Dems. This is what it's all about.

    • tyler bossone
      tyler bossone 6 months ago

      "Trump wants to stop non-citizens from influencing the vote of the election in ways that hurt middle class Americans, in favor of helping the poor" - Essentially what you just said

  • SouthCalifas619
    SouthCalifas619 6 months ago

    So only famous or powerful people got it