DACA Compromise Unveiled

PUBLISHED: 10:01 AM 27 Jan 2018
UPDATED: 8:54 PM 27 Jan 2018

DACA Plan Unveiled, “Extremely Generous Provisions” For Democrats

The move is designed to ensure 60 votes in the Senate.

President Trump is trying to find an agreement for everyone.

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President Donald Trump’s newly unveiled immigration plan will offer a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants in exchange for three major principles he has requested.

Lawmakers are working with Trump to find a legislative solution to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided blanket protections to at least 800,000 illegal children who came to the U.S. with their parents.

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The controversial — and illegal — program expires March 5, so Trump’s new plan gives lawmakers on both sides of the aisle a clear understanding of what the president wants.

As noted by Axios, here’s what the White House wants in return:

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  • A complete end to both the immigration diversity lottery and chain migration.
  • A $25 billion “trust fund” to pay for a wall system, meaning a wall in all areas not protected by natural barriers.
  • A major increase in funds for border security measures and the hiring of more border patrol agents and officials at the Department of Homeland Security.
  • The closing of several Obama-era loopholes that constrained how agents and courts worked in unison to deport illegal aliens, primarily the “catch-and-release” policies employed under Obama.

Axios reported it listened in on a call with White House adviser Stephen Miller explaining Trump’s immigration plan to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

The White House believes their deal is a fair compromise, where Miller said it includes “some extremely generous provisions that should make Democratic support to get to 60 votes a given.”

“That is a very dramatic concession from the White House that should ensure 60 votes for the framework,” Miller said.

Trump’s plan also includes a caveat that would allow DACA beneficiaries to lose their status if they are deemed a threat to U.S. national security based on criminal history or other mitigating factors.

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Many have lauded Trump for offering a more than fair deal, which would obviously give the president everything he asked for in exchange for giving Democrats their wish of having protections for Dreamers.

This is a very strong bill for securing our border secure, ending chain migration and the visa lottery, and allows for a more border patrol agents and DHS officials to be hired to enhance our nation’s security.

It has everything Trump and Republicans asked for, including the wall, which Democrats and liberal media pundits said would never happen.

This would be a huge victory for Trump and the GOP, and now we’ll if Democrats care more about protecting American citizens than illegal aliens.

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Source: Axios