It is time to create a merit-based immigration system that makes sense for a modern economy
selecting new arrivals based on their ability to support themselves financially and to make positive contributions to U.S society.
Base it on love of our country.
We want people that come in that can love our country.
This process begins with Congress passing a bill to end chain migration and also end the visa lottery.
I have called on Congress to do exactly that.
Ending chain migration and also ending the visa lottery will allow us to have commonsense immigration rules that promote assimilation and wage growth.
It also promotes, most importantly, safety.
It'll help Americans both old and new to thrive, flourish and prosper.
Thank you, and God Bless America.