US President Donald Trump speaks about modernising the immigration system at the White House on Thursday. Photo: AP

‘We discriminate against genius’: Donald Trump seeks to overhaul US green card system to favour skills over family-based immigration

  • Under new proposal, more spots would go to exceptional students, professionals and people with high-level and vocational degrees
  • US president’s plan has drawn heavy Democrat opposition and faces dubious prospects in a divided Congress
Topic |   Donald Trump

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US President Donald Trump speaks about modernising the immigration system at the White House on Thursday. Photo: AP
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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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