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The Trump administration says it wants to move to a "merit-based" immigration system — one that gives priority to immigrants who speak English, and are highly educated.

But critics say that rhetoric is at odds with the administration's actions.

"Show me any policy that's come out so far that has actually made it easier for highly skilled immigrants," says Doug Rand, who worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology under President Obama.

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Will Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testify?

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What The F? Cathay Pacific Forgets One

Sep 20, 2018

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There is a disturbing trend in South Korea. Men are secretly recording women in public places. Michael Sullivan reports.

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The trade war between the U.S. and China has been tough on soybean farmers here in the U.S. For many of them, China is their biggest market. NPR's Jim Zarroli has been visiting with a farm family in North Dakota.

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Josh Gordon Joins New England Patriots

Sep 19, 2018

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The lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford wants something more than a she-said, he-said hearing.

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Bicyclist Breaks Speed Record

Sep 19, 2018

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Spock's Fictional Home Planet Discovered

Sep 19, 2018

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