Path Law Group’s Ashkan Emami
President Donald Trump announced his support last week for a new “merit-based” immigration bill that would screen visa applicants using a point system.
The Republican-backed proposal would significantly reduce the number of people allowed to legally immigrate to America, would weigh each person’s age, education, English ability, job offer salary, investments and even whether the person has an Olympic medal. The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act, or RAISE Act, favors people between the ages of 26 and 30 with a doctorate, high English proficiency and a job offer with a high salary.
Hear Ashkan Emami’s interview with Voice Of America International Edition about Trump’s proposed merit-based immigration bill below: