Trump's Immigration Plan Draws Criticism From Both Parties


Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore said he was pleased the White House is offering a plan for Dreamers but acknowledged it was a beginning to a process.

Thursday the White House announced its new immigration framework, an offer that would grant a pathway to citizenship for almost 2 million so-called dreamers.

US President Donald Trump said on Friday he was willing to shift his stance on immigration to push through a deal that protects illegal immigrants brought to the country as children from deportation and offer them citizenship.

"The measure will fulfill President Trump's goals of securing the border, curbing family-based immigration and eliminating the diversity visa lottery that allows people from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. to apply for visas", said Sanders.

Other restrictionists however took aim at the frameworks repurposing of the diversity visa lottery program which will "reallocate the visas to reduce the family-based "backlog" and high-skilled employment "backlog".

The president requested 25,000 million dollars in a fiduciary fund for the border wall, as well as additional resources to hire personnel for the Department of Homeland Security, including lawyers, immigration judges, prosecutors and border security officials. "If we make the right deal, I think they will", he said. We're going to solve the problem'.

Miller, according to the sources, called the groups together to pitch them on the plan, which proposes giving 1.8 million undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship in exchange for $25 billion for his long-promised wall and a host of other strict immigration reforms. "They are part of the Trump Administration's unmistakable campaign to make America white again".

House Democrat Scott Peters of California said he was "honored" to have Karen Bahena, who was brought by her parents across the border from Mexico in 2001 when she was eight years old, as his guest to Trump's speech.

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And the outcry from both sides doesn't bode well for the prospect of Congress reaching a deal to address DACA before it expires March 5 - the arbitrary deadline Trump put on the program past year.

The White House's portrayal of the framework as a broad-based compromise is likely to face skepticism on Capitol Hill, where immigration reform has always been contentiously disputed.

The president's comments seem to lock the White House in on the generosity of the legalization he envisions for Dreamers.

"I get scared and anxious but I have had nothing but support through this", she said. Congress passed temporary funding and reopened the government on January 22 after promising Democrats they'd take up immigration reform.

And for entirely different reasons, the framework was also torn apart by immigration hawks and restrictionist groups, who panned it as a self-defeating giveaway to Democrats.

The plan would provide an eventual path to citizenship for approximately 1.8 million individuals now living illegally in the country.

If the political tide is running as strongly in the Democrats' favor as they believe, this probably won't matter.

- Eliminating the visa lottery for countries with low rates of immigration to this country.