US President Donald Trump. Photo: Bloomberg

Donald Trump to unveil plan to make US immigration more merit-based, end green card lottery system

  • Aim is to keep legal immigration steady at 1.1 million people per year and prioritise high-skilled people with jobs and fewer family members
  • Advisers, including president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, looked at systems in Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand for clues on how to shift US policy
Topic |   US immigration

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US President Donald Trump. Photo: Bloomberg
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Former US Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo: AP Photo

US President Donald Trump picks Mark Morgan, backer of border wall and former Obama border patrol chief, to head US immigration agency

  • Trump seeks tougher approach to immigration amid complaints that his previous team was not doing enough to enact his policies
Topic |   US immigration

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Former US Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo: AP Photo
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