Donald Trump has made a rather huge promise, which he’s “willing to fulfil” if elected president.

Trump said he will grant green cards to foreign graduates from US colleges, in an apparent softening of his views on immigration.

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

The Republican candidate made the remarks in a podcast published Thursday, June 20, days after President Joe Biden announced a citizenship pathway for immigrants married to US nationals.

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In the podcast, Trump said college graduates should be able to automatically get green cards to enable them to stay in the country.

“What I want to do and what I will do is, when you graduate from college, I think you should automatically get, as part of your diploma, a green card to be able to stay in this country.”

Automatic Green Card

A green card is the commonly used name for a permanent resident card in the United States and a step towards citizenship.

Also, Trump said this should include “anybody who graduates from a college,” including those who complete two-year programmes, known as junior colleges, and doctoral graduates.

Trump was initially asked on the podcast if he would promise to help import the “best and brightest around the world to America.”

He replied: “I do promise.”

He added: “I know of stories where people graduated from a top college, or from a college, and they desperately want to stay here… and they can’t.

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Donald Trump Promises Day One Mission

“They go back to India, they go back to China. They do the same basic company in those places, and they become multi-billionaires, employing thousands and thousands of people.”

Also, he said that U.S companies need “smart people,” adding, “T can’t even make a deal with a company because they don’t think they’re going to be able to stay in the country.”

“That is going to end on day one,” Donald Trump said.

However, during Trump’s 2017–2021 presidency, he ordered the construction of a wall on the US–Mexico border and implemented a travel ban on people from mostly Muslim countries and Africa.

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His comments came after Democrat opponent Biden on Tuesday relaxed visa rules for around half a million spouses of US nationals, making it easier for them to obtain citizenship.

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