Donald Trump today (July 2) announced plans for a new ‘merit-based’

Donald Trump today (July 2) announced plans for a new ‘merit-based’ immigration system in what he described as the biggest reform in half a century.

(euronews) —  He promised the new rules would boost wages for Americans by cutting unskilled immigration. The measures will cut legal immigration in half over the next decade, he said in a news briefing.

New arrivals will be prevented from claiming welfare benefits and required to show sufficient knowledge of English, he announced.

Watch the announcement live here