Trump plan offers path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants

Trump immigration plan grants 1.8mn ‘Dreamers’ path to citizenship

Trump immigration plan grants 1.8mn ‘Dreamers’ path to citizenship

When asked this week how hard it will be to get a deal on DACA before by February 8th, when the continuing resolution expires, given how far apart the parties are on the immigration deal, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "I don't think they're that far apart".

Mr Trump said immigrants protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) programme could obtain citizenship after "10 to 12 years".

Trump said in September he was scrapping DACA, throwing the future of those it covers into doubt, but delayed enforcement to give Congress until March to craft a lasting solution.

Many Republicans, especially in the House, oppose any legalization proposals as "amnesty", while Democrats resist many of Trump's proposed restrictions on legal immigration programs and a southern border wall.

Cornyn said the Department of Homeland Security should be allowed to decide how to use any border security money.

Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., urged Republicans to join together with Democrats to reach a bipartisan alternative. In this city you may not hear the other side is the norm but it is not good, people have to talk, "said Tait, who called the meeting more like a Trump speech on infrastructure than a dialogue, because he did not take questions". President Bush tried and couldn't do it.

A more focused version of a DACA compromise that would allow recipients to obtain citizenship sooner exists separately in the House, sponsored by Reps.

"When the President speaks freely ... his instincts are better than the advice he's given", Flake said. The president's remarks amounted to a preview of that framework. Lindsey Graham of SC, a plan that Trump rejected.

The unapologetically pro-Trump site labeled the President "Amnesty Don" and accused him of "breaking his immigration commitment".

US President Donald Trump reportedly said on Wednesday that he is open to supporting a path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants. "The president is headed in the right direction here", Durbin wrote Wednesday evening on Twitter.

The new deal floated Thursday comes less than a week after a shutdown of the federal government, a battle between Democrats and Republicans that centered on immigration.

He also said that while he wants to eliminate the diversity lottery, the visas could be used for merit-based immigration.

DACA, however, did not provide the group with a way to US citizenship, and Trump abruptly ended the program a year ago, telling Congress to come up with a legislative fix.

The really tough point to negotiate in here is going to be these family-based policies Democrats would also like to apply to parents, to grandparents.

It seeks to address each of the four parameters established by the White House.

Republican Sen. John Kennedy said a new White House framework, while different from past policy outlines, could provide a clearer path about what kind of bill could actually garner the president's signature.

Sanctuary cities, which generally refuse to hold people on immigration agents' behalf without a warrant from a judge, have pushed back hard over the past year on the administration's attempts to force them to abandon their stance by cutting off federal funding to them.

Last week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., offered a one-time $2.7 billion outlay for the border wall in negotiations with the White House that collapsed just hours before Democrats refused to support a stopgap spending bill. If he cared about Dreamers, Trump could unilaterally decide to keep it in place.

President Donald Trump's immigration plan set to be unveiled next week combines key requests from Democrats and hardline conservatives, according to details that emerged Thursday. Based on an analysis of Department of Homeland Security data, the proposed change would eliminate nearly a quarter of the approximately 1 million immigrants that could enter the United States every year.

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