Trump unveils proposal for immigration overhaul

President Trump on Thursday revealed his new proposal to revamp parts of the country’s immigration system, seeking to favor people with certain skills over those with family ties to people already in the U.S.

The program would offer more opportunities for immigrants with specialized training or job offers who are proficient in English and pass a civics test.

Trump unveiled the plan, which was developed by his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, at a ceremony in the Rose Garden. The proposal cuts back on family-based immigration and calls for construction on Trump’s long-promised southern border wall, but does not address the legal status of undocumented immigrants, including so-called DREAMers who were brought into the U.S. illegally as children.

Critics said the plan had no chance in Congress.

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