Trump Endorses “Speak English” Immigration Bill

Mic.com reports:

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced support for new legislation that would seek to curtail legal immigration to the United States by imposing a skills-based system that would prioritize immigrants based on current work-force needs. If passed, the plan would reduce the number of immigrants the U.S. will allow into the country.

Trump said the legislation — known as the RAISE Act — will “favor applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families and demonstrate skills that can contribute to our country.”

He added that the bill would ensure that immigrants cannot receive welfare benefits as soon as they come to the country — something that already exists in current law. Trump called the legislation the “most significant reform to our immigration system in half a century.”