Trump Unveils New Merit-Based Immigration Plan Photo by walter-otto

Trump Unveils New Merit-Based Immigration Plan

President Trump announced a new immigration plan last week that seeks to increase high-skilled immigration, overhaul and limit asylum and the diversity visa (green card “lottery”) programs, and restrict family-based immigration. “This could create new immigration pathways for entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley tech companies, and professionals who need greater access to movement to have the freedom…

Trump to Slash Green Cards by 50%

Update: Trump to Slash Green Cards by 50%

Alcorn Immigration Update by Sophie Alcorn and Jaylen Dominguez Alcorn supports Immigration for Innovation by obtaining visas, green cards, and citizenship for highly-motivated investors, founders, talent, and families. In this article: Greater Focus on Merit-Based Immigration Restrictions on Family-Based Immigration New Visa for Parents of Citizens This week Politico reported that immigration reform is in the…

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What Is Merit-Based Immigration? What Might It Mean for Silicon Valley?

In his first address to Congress, President Trump called for shifting the U.S. to a merit-based immigration system from the current family-based system. The family-based system prioritizes admitting immigrants with relatives in the U.S. willing to sponsor the family member. Trump praised Canada and Australia’s merit-based systems during his address. He said the current system…