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Analysis

Don't Write Off Trump's Green Card Proposal, Attys Say

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 9:29 PM EDT) -- Attorneys have expressed cautious optimism about President Donald Trump’s proposal to create a points-based green card system that would prioritize highly skilled workers, but they also said it should not come at the expense of family-based immigration.

In a Rose Garden address at the White House on Thursday, Trump said the current legal immigration system, which values immigrants’ family ties to the U.S., does not delineate a "clear path for top talent."

Under his plan, existing green card categories would be replaced with a new visa, dubbed the "Build America" visa. Candidates would be evaluated through a points-based system that would...

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