Washington: US President Trump has unveiled a new merit and points-based immigration policy that replaces the existing green cards with ‘Build America’ visa and substantially hikes the quota for young and highly-skilled workers from 12 to 57 per cent, a move likely to benefit Indian professionals.

Trump said the current “broken” system of legal immigration has failed to retain and attract the brilliant talent from across the globe. In this system, permanent legal residency would be given based on points for age, knowledge, job opportunities and civic sense, besides passing English and civic tests.

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