Trump’s Surprising New Immigration Proposal: Green Cards for U.S. College Graduates

In an unexpected shift from his past strict stance on immigration, former President Donald Trump has suggested a new policy to grant green cards to foreign nationals graduating from U.S. colleges. Speaking on “The All-In Podcast” with hosts David Sacks and Chamath Palihapitiya, Trump highlighted the importance of keeping talented graduates in the United States. He offered a proposal that obtaining a green card should be automatic for college graduates, covering everyone from junior college students to Ph.D. holders.

Trump expressed concerns about graduates from top U.S. institutions leaving to start successful businesses abroad. He stressed the need for a smart workforce, saying that we need brilliant individuals to work for our companies so we must retain these graduates in the U.S. This marks a significant departure from Trump’s previously more restrictive immigration policies.

After the podcast, Trump’s campaign spokeswoman, Karoline Leavitt, explained that this policy would involve thorough vetting processes. Graduates would be evaluated to make sure that individuals such as “communists, radical Islamists, Hamas supporters, America haters, and public charges” are not included. The goal is to ensure that only the most skilled individuals, who can significantly contribute to the U.S., would be granted green cards, protecting American wages and jobs.

This proposal comes as Trump continues to make immigration a central theme of his 2024 presidential campaign, where he has promised a large-scale deportation operation. It also follows President Joe Biden’s executive action allowing certain undocumented family members of U.S. citizens to apply for permanent residency without leaving the country. Whether Trump will implement this plan if elected remains uncertain. Stay tuned to learn more about how this proposal could impact your immigration journey from Rahimi Law Firm P.C.