President Trump on Wednesday teamed up with two conservative Republican senators to roll out new legislation aimed at dramatically curbing legal immigration to the United States, a key Trump campaign promise. The legislation would move the United States to a "merit-based" immigration system and away from the current model, which is largely based on family ties. Critics of the measure say it would devastate families’ effort to reunite with their overseas relatives while providing few economic benefits.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.