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Skimm This: Immigration, Indian Elections, and Grumpy Cat

May 17, 2019

It’s May 17th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • President Trump announced his proposal to overhaul the US immigration system yesterday. And wants to focus more on merit-based immigration … than bringing families together. But that’s not the only immigration moves the administration has been making. We’ll break this down and tell you where things are going from here.

  • The biggest election in the world is coming to an end this weekend in India. We’ll tell you why this is important and what to look out for.

  • Americans owe about $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, and more companies are taking notice. We’ll explain what people may be swapping out to try to be debt-free.

  • Lastly: the viral legend Grumpy Cat died this week at the age of 7 years old. We took a walk down memory lane.

theSkimm: Yesterday, President Trump announced a new proposal to overhaul the US immigration system - specifically shifting the priorities in the green card system and the asylum program, and strengthening border security. It’s the latest in a series of immigration moves by the administration. We’ll give you an update on where things stand. Meanwhile, 900 million voters have been hitting the polls in India for the last month and a half. And this weekend the national elections come to an end. We’ll give you theSkimm on who’s running and some of the big issues people are paying attention to. Also on today’s episode: some people may be giving up vacation time to pay off student loans, and we say goodbye to Grumpy Cat.

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