Trump Pivots: Promises Green Cards for Foreign Graduates

Former US President Donald Trump has shifted his immigration stance by promising automatic green cards to foreign students graduating from US colleges, aiming to prevent their return to countries like India and China. This move, announced on an 'All-In' podcast, comes ahead of the November presidential election where immigration remains a critical issue.


PTI | Washington DC | Updated: 21-06-2024 10:27 IST | Created: 21-06-2024 10:27 IST
Trump Pivots: Promises Green Cards for Foreign Graduates
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In a noteworthy shift, former US President Donald Trump has pledged to award automatic green cards to foreign students graduating from American colleges. This policy aims to stop the talent drain to countries like India and China, where many graduates become business titans. Trump's remarks came during an 'All-In' podcast episode, hosted by venture capitalists, sparking headlines as the November presidential election approaches.

Trump emphasized the importance of retaining top international talent, stating, "Graduating students should receive a Green Card as part of their diploma." This move marks a departure from his earlier stringent immigration measures. He added that the policy should include not only renowned institutions but also junior colleges.

While Trump's proposal surprised many, it aligns with his long-term support for merit-based legal immigration. As the presumptive Republican candidate, Trump aims to appeal to both conservative voters and affluent business leaders, who are critical for his campaign.

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