Border security, green card changes drive new Trump proposal

President Donald Trump speaks at the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington...

President Donald Trump speaks at the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington...

Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders, left, joins Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, an...

Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders, left, joins Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, an...

President Donald Trump speaks at the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington...

President Donald Trump speaks at the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington...

President Donald Trump speaks at the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington...

President Donald Trump speaks at the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington...

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., an ally of President Donald Trump, is joined by Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., an ally of President Donald Trump, is joined by Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., an ally of President Donald Trump, announces his proposal to revamp laws that affect the i...

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., an ally of President Donald Trump, announces his proposal to revamp laws that affect the i...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new immigration proposal from President Donald Trump focuses on beefing up border security and rethinking the green card system.

The shift would favor people with high-level skills, degrees and job offers instead of relatives of those already in the country.

Trump is scheduled to roll out the plan Thursday afternoon at the White House. Democrats are already criticizing the effort, and some Republicans have reservations as well.

The plan as previewed doesn't address what to do about the millions of immigrants already living in the country illegally, including hundreds of thousands of young "Dreamers" brought to the U.S. as children — a top priority for Democrats. Nor does it reduce overall rates of immigration, as many conservative Republicans would like to see.