The current proposal for immigration reform is completely unacceptable. Anyone supporting this immigration proposal is a few sandwiches short of a picnic. This is the blueprint to do to the US what already happened to California that produced permanent one party rule. Under the proposed plan 1.8 million
DREAMers.. undocumented democrats will be given pathway to citizenship. There will be a $25B trust set up for the border wall. The visa lottery program will be eliminated and chain migration will be limited to the nuclear family.
Let me say this as clearly as possible. If Pres Trump and the GOP move forward with this plan as the framework for an actual immigration bill the GOP will NEVER hold majority again. Trump will most likely be the last.. L A S T republican president this country will ever have.
DREAMers are illegal aliens, just like their parents who brought them here, who violated our laws and sovereignty. You DO NOT reward bad behavior, but that is exactly what this plan will do! Give the “kids” legal status, but not citizenship, and 10-12 years is not long enough. Frankly some liberal judge will find a way to punch a hole right through it to grant citizenship in a shorter period of time if not immediate! No voter ever agreed to a pathway to citizenship.
The border wall should not be tethered to anything, national security supersedes democrats and illegal aliens demands. Technically building the wall was already passed in a bipartisan bill in 2006. All DC needs to do is figure out the funding. This trust that will be set up will probably end up like Social Security being bilked to fund other programs and emergencies while the democrats hold things up.
Knocking the visa lottery system out is fine, but this limit of chain migration to nuclear families is bullshit. Not every family consists of a Mom, Dad and 1-2 kids. Some nuclear families are 10-12 people if not larger! I’ll just say it, some of the people coming here reproduce like rabbits (yes, so do some Americans) and could start their own sports team! And again some liberal judge appointed by obama or Clinton will find a way around it to allow the whole family to come through.
This proposal and anything like it must be stopped in its tracks NOW.
Trump Proposes Citizenship for Dreamers in Exchange for Wall, Other Concessions
By Michael C. Bender | WSJ
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump proposed a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, if lawmakers agree to create a $25 billion fund to expand barriers along the Mexican border and implement other deep changes to the immigration system.
The White House suggested the proposal moved Mr. Trump a step closer to the Democrats, who have championed the cause of the young immigrants known as Dreamers, but the plan includes demands they have fiercely opposed. The Trump plan also risks the ire of hard-liners who oppose any such pathway to citizenship.
The White House proposal, presented to Senate leaders and congressional aides on Thursday, would restrict family-based immigration, the channel by which most immigrants have come to the U.S. for the past half-century. It also calls for an end to a lottery program that randomly awards 50,000 green cards annually to foreigners from countries underrepresented in U.S. immigration.
Mr. Trump was in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum on Thursday. His top aides told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that the president would sign into law legislation that included these changes. Mr. McConnell said he would bring a bill to a vote during the week of Feb. 5, White House officials said…more