U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about his administration’s proposals on U.S. immigration policy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he wants to overhaul the immigration system to favor young, educated, English-speaking applicants with job offers instead of people with family ties to Americans, a plan with little chance of advancing in Congress.
“Our plan includes a sweeping modernization of our dysfunctional legal immigration process. It is totally dysfunctional,” Trump said in a speech, noting his administration wants to increase security at the border and reduce claims from asylum seekers.
Reporting by Roberta Rampton, Steve Holland, Makini Brice; editing by Jonathan Oatis