President Donald Trump mentioned his support for ending chain migration Friday in a speech at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
“We are also securing our immigration system as a matter of both national and economic security,” Trump told the World Economic Forum. “America is a cutting-edge economy, but our immigration system is stuck in the past.”
“We must replace our current system of extended family chain migration with a merit-based system of admissions that selects new arrivals based on their ability to contribute to our economy, to support themselves financially, and to strengthen our country,” the president continued.
The president is currently in talks with Senate leadership to put forward an immigration bill and avoid another impending government shutdown. In September of last year, the president ended DACA, but protections last until March 19 of this year. Both Senate leadership and the president are working on a compromise in order to beat the March 19 deadline.