US President Donald Trump today sought to replace chain migration and visa lottery with a merit-based immigration programme, which if approved by Congress might be to the benefit of technology professionals from countries like India.
"We're calling for Congress to end chain migration, and to end the visa lottery system, and replace it with a merit- based system of immigration," Trump said in his address to the FBI National Academy Graduation Ceremony in Quantico, Virginia.
"We have witnessed recently, America faces grave threats. Terrorists have struck in the streets and subways of New York City twice in a few months. Both terrorists came to our country through the dysfunctional immigration system that we are correcting, and rapidly," Trump said.
One came through chain migration and the other through the visa lottery, he said.
"They have a lottery. You pick people. You think the country's giving us their best people? No. What kind of a system is that? They come in by a .
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