President Trump to announce immigration overhaul

The president's new plan would use a point system, include more border wall and favors high-skilled workers over people with family in the U.S., but does not address so-called "Dreamers."
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president trump is set to unveil a new immigration proposal in the rose garden this afternoon. It's aimed at allowing more high skilled workers into the united States restricting immigration based on family ties. Our senior white house correspondent Cecilia Vega here with the details. Good morning, Cecilia. Reporter: This is a plan that was drafted by Jared Kushner with the help of president trump we're told. It focuses on what they're calling merit-based immigration and what it would do, change the makeup of the type of person, the type of immigrant allowed to legally come into this country. So let me show you how this would work. They're using a point-based system that favors highly skilled as you said educated English speaking workers over people with family who are already in the country, those are the type mostly allowed to come in legally now. It uses what they're calling patriotic assimilation. This prioritizes immigrants who show interest in incorporaing American culture into their lives and does not address the fate of the dreamers who came here as children and create a push for more border wall. Even people close to the president concede this is not something the Democrats will be on board with and already don't have -- A couple of poison pills for Democrat, the wall and not addressing the dreamers but a lot of immigration, anti-immigration advocates aren't happy with it either. These hard-liners say this doesn't address the total number of immigrants already coming into the country and want to see lower legal immigration across the board. Lindsey graham told our team yesterday that this is a broad message to unify the party, this is a plan that will never become law. We are told we can expect to hear a lot more from president trump. Essentially he is laying the groundwork for his re-election campaign and this is going to be a huge part of this. This congress hasn't passed bipartisan immigration reform in three decades. Presidents George W. Bush, presidents Obama, they both tried and failed. This one won't do it either. Dead on arrival. Seems doa. Thanks, Cecilia. This comes as the U.S. Faces

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