Trump is seeking to put a softer facade on the signature issue from his first campaign as he eyes a 2020 reelection.
In imposing the metals tariffs and threatening the ones on autos, the president was relying on a rarely used weapon in the US trade war arsenal - Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 - which lets the president impose tariffs on imports if the Commerce Department deems them a threat to national security. "We won't anymore once we get this passed".
President Donald Trump says the immigration plan he's proposing would prioritize "totally brilliant" immigrants. Sometimes 60, 70% are merit-based. We'll have more on immigration later in the broadcast.
Under the new plan, the US would award the same number of green cards as it now does. The country has long placed a preference on providing green cards to family members of immigrants.
While the numbers need to be reduced, Stein said the proposal's limits to asylum, cuts to extended family migration, and movement toward a merit system would reduce pressure to increase immigration numbers.
President Donald Trump said the USA government discriminates "against genius" and "brilliance" with its immigration system. He says: "It's about time".
The US president also took aim at what he said were abuses of the country's asylum system, which is struggling to cope with large numbers of Central Americans who say they are fleeing gang violence in some of the world's most risky countries. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joined CBSN to discuss the White House plan.
In the absence of such a system, America is losing people who want to start companies, and in many cases, are forced to leave the country and go back to the country where they came from, he said.
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When Kushner briefed Senate Republicans on the plan earlier this week, some participants left saying they were "underwhelmed". The president also said that immigrants would have to be financially self-sufficient in order to "protect benefits from American citizens".
This broader approach is likely to eventually include using the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to strike a deal with Democrats, the source said.
"Our plan is pro-American, pro-immigrant and pro-worker", Trump said, saying it contrasts with what he called Democrats' support of "chaos".
Those reactions didn't jibe with Mr. Trump's words, which cast his plan as evidence of an administration eager to embrace newcomers.
Trump's latest plan has been spearheaded by his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. "The fact that it does not even call for a modest reduction in total immigration, but instead offsets decreases with increases in "skills-based" immigration, is very concerning", said Mark Krikorian, head of the Center for Immigration Studies.
A new immigration proposal from President Donald Trump focuses on bolstering border security and rethinking the green card system.
Trump is scheduled to roll out the plan Thursday afternoon at the White House.
Democrats on Thursday night offered Republicans "several billion" dollars for border relief, a House aide said.
Since Trump's plan has no chance of being enacted, and probably would not have had a chance even if it offered something to a portion of the illegal immigrant population, it should be viewed as a campaign document.
The plan didn't include any provisions for providing legal status to the children or dreams who were brought to the USA by their parents. The issue has been a top priority for Democrats.