Ahmedabad: Close on heels of rescinding his earlier order banning international students taking only online courses, US President Donald Trump has said that he will soon sign a new merit-based immigration act.
Recently, the Trump Administration had suspended H-1B visas for high-skilled workers, H-4 for spouses of H-1Bs, L-1 for intra-company transfer visas, and others visa services until the end of 2020.
“We are going to be signing an immigration act very soon and it is going to be based on merit, it is going to be very strong, We are going to work on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) because we want to make people happy and I will tell you even conservative Republicans want to see something happen with DACA,” Trump told reporters at White House.
Replying to a question, he countered the Democratic Party, saying “the Democrats had their chance for three years to do something with DACA and they always turned it down, they used it as politics but I am using it to get something done and we will be signing a very powerful immigration act. It will be great, it will be merit-based. The country has tried to get it for 25 or 30 years.”
Trump said, “It will be strong on the border, but you will come in legally and you will be able to come in legally and very importantly, we will be taking care of people from DACA in a very Republican way.”