— Program would cover 1.8 million people protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, or those who are eligible for it. DACA covers many younger people who arrived in U.S. before June 15, 2007.
— Also covers many children brought to U.S. by legal immigrant workers.
— After five years, these immigrants could begin applying for green cards, or permanent legal residence, which will be awarded based on points. Credit given for education, jobs, military service, knowledge of English language.
OTHER VISA CHANGES
— Eliminates lottery that awards 55,000 visas annually to people from countries with low immigration rates to U.S.