Trump announces plans for a new 'merit-based' immigration system

Donald Trump today (July 2) announced plans for a new 'merit-based' immigration system in what he described as the biggest reform in half a century.

He promised the new rules would boost wages for Americans by cutting unskilled immigration. The measures will cut legal immigration in half over the next decade, he said in a news briefing.

New arrivals will be prevented from claiming welfare benefits and required to show sufficient knowledge of English, he announced.

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