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This week on Washington Week: Merit-based immigration and abortion in America

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President Donald Trump announced a new merit-based immigration proposal that would beef up border security and prioritize visas for migrants with education and high-level job skills. The plan only deals with legal immigration and does not address protections for so-called "dreamers," undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

Some U.S. lawmakers and European allies are concerned about the rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The threat from Tehran has prompted the Pentagon to send an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf, and the State Department has ordered nonessential personnel to leave the U.S Embassy in Iraq. 

Plus, Alabama passed the nation's strictest abortion ban this week, joining more than a dozen other states that have introduced or passed measures to restrict abortion.

Robert Costa will get the latest reporting and analysis on these stories from: