Trump’s ‘merit-based’ immigration plan declared ‘dead on arrival’ by opponents

President called plan to transform the nation’s green card system ‘pro-American, pro-immigrant and pro-worker’

Donald Trump has announced plans for “merit-based” legal immigration – but before the US president even stepped up to the lectern in the White House Rose Garden on Thursday afternoon, opponents declared the sweeping reforms “dead on arrival”.

Trump appeared to acknowledge as much when he warned that Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, might block the changes – a sign of his political impotence as the next presidential election draws ever closer.

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