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Merit-based immigration system -TRUMP

Updated | January 31, 2018 13:44 IST

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump today urged the Congress to pass a legislation that promotes merit-based immigration, a move that would benefit hundreds of thousands of Indian professionals.

He proposed a pathway to citizenship for almost 1.8 million illegal immigrants who were brought in the US by their parents at a young age.

"It is time to begin moving towards a merit-based immigration system -- one that admits people who are skilled, who want to work, who will contribute to our society, and who will love and respect our country," President Trump said in his first State of the Union address.