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Immigration for the 'best people'? For Trump family, that's relative

For a man who presents himself as a champion of ordinary people, President Donald Trump's new immigration plan sounds not just elitist but aggressively elitist.

That's not all bad, of course. At first blush, the president's wish for an immigration policy aimed at inviting "top talent" to the nation sounds pretty good, especially in the downright poetic language of the speech he read Thursday in the Rose Garden.

"We discriminate against genius," Trump said, criticizing current family-based policies that

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