Trump's New Memorandum on Immigration


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On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum that will change the sponsorship for legal immigration into the United States.

In 1996, Bill Clinton signed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act but there was never any enforcement.

Now, the sponsor for an immigrant will be more responsible for the financial compensation for use of public funds such as healthcare.

Trump said, "Our plan will transform America's immigration system into the pride of our nation and the envy of the modern world".

This will make our immigration system more merit-based focusing on being proficient in English, already having a job set up in America, and having other positive aspects ideal to our country.

Officials have said that currently more immigrants are admitted into the United States based on family connections (66%) over merit (12%).

This plan will change those numbers estimating that 57% will come in based on merits and 33% will come in based on family connections.


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