Immigrants with high level of knowledge, such as scientists and doctors, are given priority in the new system. Today is the group of around 12 per cent of the total immigration, while the relatives of people who live in the united states accounts for more than half.
With the president's new plan, these groups are thrown about 57% of the visas will go to people with specific skills, high level of education or job offers. The reform also requires that immigrants learn English.
" We discriminate against brilliance. But we will not do it for longer, said the president during his speech in the White house rose garden on Thursday night.
Immigration of large decreases, however, not.
"We want to show the country that Republicans are not against immigration," says a government representative according to public servicekanalen NPR.
But under the proposal, the so-called visumlotteriet for some countries completed and gränsmurar be built on the "high priority sites", writes the newspaper USA Today.
the Plan is seen as a strategically important part of Donald Trump's platform for the presidential election of 2020. The concern, however, only legal immigration, not the estimated 11 million undocumented already living in the united states and not the country's disputed migrants.
Behind the plan is the president's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and adviser, Stephen Miller.