The Latest: Pelosi slams merit-based Trump immigration plan

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The Latest: Pelosi slams merit-based Trump immigration plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s immigration plan (all instances native):

1:35 p.m.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump’s emphasis on merit-based immigration is “condescending” as a result of households have benefit, too.

Trump is unveiling a brand new immigration proposal and Pelosi informed reporters she welcomes White House officers who wish to come to Capitol Hill to temporary lawmakers.

But shifting away from a family-based immigration system to 1 that favors immigrants with excessive abilities is working into resistance from Democrats.

Pelosi stated they wish to appeal to “the best to our country.” But she requested if Trump means household is with out benefit. She stated it’s what benefit means “in the eyes of Donald Trump.”

Trump’s plan doesn’t embody protections for immigrants often known as Dreamers, and Pelosi stated Democrats wish to assist these younger individuals who have been introduced right here illegally in childhood.

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10:25 a.m.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Donald Trump’s immigration plan doesn’t embody younger “Dreamer” immigrants as a result of previous plans involving them have failed.

Trump, who’s rolling out his plan later Thursday, has dismayed Democrats by making an attempt to finish the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA protects tons of of hundreds of younger individuals who have been delivered to the United States illegally as youngsters.

Sanders tells reporters that “every single time that we have put forward or anyone else has put forward any type of immigration plan that has included DACA it’s failed.”

Trump’s newest plan has been spearheaded by his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. It focuses on border safety and overhauling the authorized immigration system to favor folks with abilities, relatively than favoring household ties.

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12:05 a.m.

A brand new immigration proposal from President Donald Trump focuses on bolstering border safety and rethinking the inexperienced card system.

The shift would favor folks with high-level abilities, levels and job gives as a substitute of kinfolk of these already within the nation.

Trump is scheduled to roll out the plan Thursday afternoon on the White House. Democrats already criticizing it, and a few Republicans have reservations as nicely.

The plan, as previewed by the White House, doesn’t tackle the tens of millions of immigrants already residing within the nation illegally. They embody tons of of hundreds of younger “Dreamers” delivered to the U.S. as youngsters. Their destiny is a precedence for Democrats.

The plan additionally doesn’t scale back general charges of immigration, as many conservatives wish to see.

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