Trump's immigration checklist: Love for US, English, Skill

ANI | Updated: Jan 18, 2018 03:28 IST

Washington DC [United States], Jan 18 (ANI): The Trump administration is pushing for a merit-based system wherein the immigrants who are skilled, employed and can speak English will be favoured.

"We want to bring in individuals, wherever they may be from, who love this country, who love its people, who have skills, who have talent, who have - who speak English, who are committed to supporting our values and our very way of life," a senior administration official said.

Several media reports quoted a senior administration official as saying that such individuals could be from any part of the world given that they fulfil the requirements. The official added that if such a policy is developed and implemented, it could benefit individuals from countries like India, the majority of whom meet the criterion.

The move is to reduce overall immigration to the US.

The president also wants to scrap diversity lottery visa and chain migration to reform the current system, according to the reports.

"We would like to admit individuals from all backgrounds or any place in the world, based on their own individual merit and their likelihood of success, into the US," the official said. (ANI)