Trump’s Controversial New Plan Upsets Some Republicans

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( – Trump supports giving the “best and brightest” migrant graduates green cards.

On Thursday, during his appearance on the All-In podcast, presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump stated foreign students graduating from U.S. colleges should receive a green card to remain in the country.

Trump’s statements came in response to remarks by co-host Jason Calacanis, an angel investor for Silicon Valley, about the industry’s need to retain high-skilled workers.

Calacanis asked Trump to “promise” he’d give the industry the “ability to import” to America the world’s “best and brightest?”

Prompting Trump to reply, “I do promise.”

The former President added that he also agrees with that notion otherwise, he wouldn’t make the promise.

Trump added that if a foreigner “graduate[s] from a college,” including a junior college, they should get a green card alongside their diploma.

The former President didn’t clarify whether he meant all foreigners or only those under student visas.

However, when reached for comment, his campaign explained that only under “the most aggressive vetting process in U.S. history” would graduates who “make significant contributions” to the country be able to remain in the U.S.

During the interview, Trump also tackled Ukraine and abortion.

The former President ruled out sending U.S. troops to Ukraine, stating he “wouldn’t do it,” when asked if he’d pledge boots on the ground in the war-torn country.

He also briefly alluded to his skepticism of creating a pathway to NATO membership for Ukraine, a stark contrast from the Biden administration that has supported Ukraine’s eventual ascension to the alliance.

Trump also allayed fears that under a second term, he’d support a federal abortion ban, repeating previous statements he made about leaving the decision up to the states.

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