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Dissecting President Trump's Plan To Cut Legal Immigration05:27
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President Trump makes an announcement on the introduction of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) left, and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) right, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on Aug. 2, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Zach Gibson - Pool/Getty Images)
President Trump makes an announcement on the introduction of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) left, and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) right, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on Aug. 2, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Zach Gibson - Pool/Getty Images)
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Debate continues over President Trump's proposed plan to cut in half the number of legal immigrants allowed into the U.S. from other countries, and to award citizenship and residency on a merit basis.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with USA Today immigration reporter Alan Gomez (@alangomez), who says the new plan favoring higher-skilled workers appears contrary to early changes under the Trump administration.

This segment aired on August 3, 2017.

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