The Trump Administration announced support for a new legal immigration system based on skills and merit. The “Reforming American Immigration for a Stronger Economy” [RAISE] Act, introduced in Congress by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA), sets up a competitive, point-based system for securing a U.S. visa based on skills and merits, including English language skills. The Act also reduces the total annual number of lawful visas by approximately half. Family-based visas are more restricted, and limited to spouses and minor children of U.S. Citizens. 

Trump Backs New Legal Immigration Act (August 02, 2017)