White House pushes "merit-based" immigration system

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  • Published on May 16, 2019
  • President Trump will unveil a new "merit-based" plan for legal immigration to the United States. The proposal is unlikely to gain bipartisan support in Congress, in part because it does not address protections for so-called Dreamers. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joined CBSN to discuss the White House plan.

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  • Phillip Lopez
    Phillip Lopez Month ago

    The serial loser Trump would not display the merit to make the cut .

  • Debasish Chatterjee

    PRESIDENT TRUMP IS 1000% CORRECT ON MERIT BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM. IT NEEDS TO BE IMPLEMENTED IMMEDIATELY !! DAILY INFLUX & DUMPING OF 100 THOUSANDS OF HIB VISA HOLDERS WITH FAKE OR NO QUALIFICATIONS THRU COGNIZANT & OTHER COMPANIES MUST BE STOPPED URGENTLY !!

  • Michael Ip
    Michael Ip Month ago

    I see nothing wrong with this

  • sharon nagle
    sharon nagle Month ago

    Don't the dreamers meet those demands? So far being raised in america?

  • Vaughn Felix
    Vaughn Felix Month ago +1

    Good job!!! Too many people here so we have to adjust our laws

  • Jay Cee
    Jay Cee Month ago

    For Democrats it makes sense to grab a mop first when you have a leak. #trumpimmigrationplan

  • Jay Cee
    Jay Cee Month ago

    That was one way to say we need someone to pick our fruit and make our beds.

  • External power
    External power Month ago

    Merit based = wealthy and white.

  • Mirwais Nazari
    Mirwais Nazari Month ago

    How about let's stop Israel raping our nation of funds. Currently they are the biggest leeches that suck on the blood of American taxpayers. Fk em they ain't worth all of these wars and our children dying for!!!!

  • Pete Duncan
    Pete Duncan Month ago

    The corrupt Dems. have to much Cartel money comming in to go for this.

  • shashank kumar thakur

    Failing cbs news.

  • Kevin M
    Kevin M Month ago +1

    How about a merit based system for political office?

  • mrkjsmooth16
    mrkjsmooth16 Month ago +4

    1.1 million is still too high

  • Vincent Chu
    Vincent Chu Month ago +2

    Immigration should be based on merit based basis. Several people I know were not granted permanent resident in Australia due to failing English proficiency examination. They were there on student visa for 2 years. I met the merit based requirements when I got my permanent resident here. Immigration laws should be applied equally among immigrants regardless of ethnic origins. One need to ask if DACA fair to immigrants from other countries who did it the old fashion ways. Are DACA eligible for welfare and those who come here on chain migration.

  • Kalevra ###
    Kalevra ### Month ago

    Racist baster

  • solomon kane
    solomon kane Month ago +2

    No more immigrants period. We are full up.

    • Anthony Perez
      Anthony Perez Month ago +1

      solomon kane full up? Lmao you’re a complete Idiot. Keep watching Fox News u sheep

    • just be happy
      just be happy Month ago +2

      Not even close, but hey nice try.

  • Barbara Smith
    Barbara Smith Month ago +5

    Does this mean Melanoma should be packing her ugly $ 50,000 coats?

  • Ace-Ink
    Ace-Ink Month ago +1

    I dont think this COUNTRY GAVE US THE FINEST SO CALLED PRESIDENT EITHER 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ you want intelligent immigrants so why tf are you the president 🤔🤔🤔

    • just be happy
      just be happy Month ago +1

      Because it was literally him or hildog, I mean the majority of Americans thought the entire 2016 election was a joke because of literally everyone running from day one.

  • hagnuj
    hagnuj Month ago +4

    If you're not as smart as the Don. You can't get in.

    • NA Just Livin
      NA Just Livin Month ago

      Doesnt he have a harvard degree? Thats a pretty big ask of third world "people".

  • raising kane
    raising kane Month ago +5

    Well this will just make even more people who have college degrees who will be working at berder king, tito bell n mcdonold just like it is now! Smh lmao!
    America already has enough labor employees who are overly qualified for those types of jobs n people who already have the highest degrees one can earn in college but can't get employed in any of the fields their degrees are for! Smh! Lol!!!
    Good job folks what a great way to make America great again! Lol Lmao ctfu rotfl!!!!!

  • Amen Knowtech
    Amen Knowtech Month ago +1

    If they make immigration merit based then melania trump should be deported....mail order strippers don't make America better.

  • Alex Boricua
    Alex Boricua Month ago +3

    Points???? Sounds to me a lot like China!....
    This is the most ridiculous things I ever heard. Wtf is wrong with this people?
    Does Common question just jumps out of their brains? Dude!!!... they have nothing, they want a better life.. jzzzz

    • Alex Boricua
      Alex Boricua Month ago

      Vincent Chu sadly true

    • Vincent Chu
      Vincent Chu Month ago

      People voted for the lawmakers who support them.

    • just be happy
      just be happy Month ago

      @Alex Boricua also being "grown up" means you understand the laws of the land.

    • just be happy
      just be happy Month ago

      @Alex Boricua I mean they do the same with guns bud, why not with people?

    • just be happy
      just be happy Month ago

      @Alex Boricua with the proper background checks then yeah once you're cleared come in legally. I mean how hard is that? The only reason why one would not want that is because they wouldn't be able to pass said background checks.

  • Michael L
    Michael L Month ago +7

    Too bad the merit system was not in place when Trump’s mother came from Scotland (she would have never been allowed in the US)

    • sonu singh
      sonu singh Month ago

      Yeah but America was not a welfare state then..everybody had to rot one way or the other in order to achieve a meaningful existence.

  • wil mer425
    wil mer425 Month ago +3

    Why would any highly educated, experienced, english speaking individual want to come to the US???? The US jas few real tangible benefits to offer in regard to the other countries. The US would be one of the last places anyone with those merits would want to go. Why????? Because we are a 2nd world country compared to the rest of the industrialized world. We have the worst health care outcomes for the highest cost worldwide, our public educational system is being gutted by an administration who care only for the elites, hate crimes are up 20% or more in some ares compared to 3 years ago, the list goes on.

    • Mango
      Mango Month ago +1

      lmao 2nd world country, get educated please.

    • Mango
      Mango Month ago +2

      You should pack your bags and get out of this country

    • I.M. Impending
      I.M. Impending Month ago +2

      If the U.S. is so irrelevant why are you worried about it's immigration policies?

  • SheWhoWalksAlone
    SheWhoWalksAlone Month ago +1

    It has been reported by The Hill and others that Miller had to bail Kusher #PresidentJavanka out several times as he wasn't smart enough to answer their questions, yes they were in the room.

  • Toxic Grunt
    Toxic Grunt Month ago +3

    Good!!! No uneducated, low skilled illegal aliens.

  • freejutube
    freejutube Month ago +4

    breaking news : white house pushes "immerit-based" expulsion system and deports trump :-)

  • Ann van de Kew
    Ann van de Kew Month ago +2

    Whatever Trump thinks,
    it's racist!

  • Rohit Prajapati
    Rohit Prajapati Month ago +2

    So rational , so good.

  • Justin
    Justin Month ago +3

    Build the wall

    • Pale Fox
      Pale Fox Month ago

      Build it around your house, scared boy.

    • Anthony Perez
      Anthony Perez Month ago

      Justin build the tunnels ..... oh wait there are already hundreds of them in use lmao.

    • Justin
      Justin Month ago

      @Roman KFM -- New nafta deal pays for the wall 😙

    • Roman KFM
      Roman KFM Month ago

      Trump failed with Mexico, its your tax dollar paying for it now.

  • Real Christian.
    Real Christian. Month ago +5

    So trump wants high skilled immigrants to take good paying jobs from Americans?

    • Ghaint Bnda
      Ghaint Bnda Month ago

      so what type of immigrant exactly u want in ur country?

    • just be happy
      just be happy Month ago

      @Real Christian. so because I halfway support something by trump that means I'm a full on supporters? Boy you're pretty damned stupid aren't you?

    • Real Christian.
      Real Christian. Month ago

      just be happy did daddy give you that land to farm on boy?Not everyone got a daddy to get stuff from like ya cult leader has.So ya want trump to farm his own tomato’s,he’ll just hire illegals to do it😂

    • pizzamanwannabe
      pizzamanwannabe Month ago

      Dey took our JEERRBS!!!

    • just be happy
      just be happy Month ago +1

      @Robert Reaser well I grow my own vegetables, it's not that hard and if the majority of Americans did this we wouldn't need industrialized farming that does more harm than good.

  • Daniel Ramsey
    Daniel Ramsey Month ago +8

    Far too many unskilled workers in America already.

    • Jeffrey O
      Jeffrey O Month ago

      A highly skilled person coming from a poor country gets to America and works for less money than an American worker with the same skills. The merit system will be removing high-paying jobs from Americans.

    • Roman KFM
      Roman KFM Month ago

      Easpecially with all these racist everywhere.

    • Real Christian.
      Real Christian. Month ago

      just be happy don’t be ashamed 😂Y’all love eating trump💩of lies you coward🤠

    • just be happy
      just be happy Month ago

      @Real Christian. What is it woth your kind thinking that simply because we don't agree with you that we support trump? Do you go up to black guys who look like they're on a video set and ask them if they whip it and stir it in the Crock-Pot?

    • Real Christian.
      Real Christian. Month ago

      just be happy bet you graduated from trump university and donate to his fake foundation 😂

  • landyachtfan79
    landyachtfan79 Month ago

    Yeah.........."If you're white, you're all right. If you're not white, you're not all right.". THAT'S his "merit-based" immigration system, & ANYONE who tells you otherwise is lying to themselves AND to you!!!!!!!!

  • DROP
    DROP Month ago +7

    They are not undocumented immigrants. They are illegal period!

  • ramos1258
    ramos1258 Month ago +3

    Trump is the third anti christ

    • SheWhoWalksAlone
      SheWhoWalksAlone Month ago

      @Gale Watson Guess that leaves out Javanka, some speculate him to be the ANTICRIST!

    • Gale Watson
      Gale Watson Month ago

      ramos1258 THE ANTICHRIST is loved by almost all, not the case with our POTUS,

    • Homo Quantum Sapiens
      Homo Quantum Sapiens Month ago +1

      No, it's just a petty criminal, who was appointed to institutional powers AGAINST the will of the people.
      He is an illegal

  • Jean Toussaint
    Jean Toussaint Month ago +5

    Who going to do the garden jobs when all high educated people come over?

    • OG Sinatra
      OG Sinatra Month ago

      @Roman KFM Roman ur parents regretted u after the 1st minute of load drop

    • Roman KFM
      Roman KFM Month ago

      Probably American kids with the way they treat children.

    • OG Sinatra
      OG Sinatra Month ago +1

      Ur mother

    • just be happy
      just be happy Month ago +2

      That's simple, landscaping companies. Kind of racist on your behalf to think only brown skinned people can do landscaping jobs.

    • Jarvis Matt
      Jarvis Matt Month ago

      Donald trump

  • Capricorn The Milf Hunter

    Is trump secretly obsessed with Mexicans?

  • Felipe M.
    Felipe M. Month ago +5

    "Think of the children!" - They say.