President Donald Trump‘s new immigration proposal will decrease legal immigration in the United States to levels that haven’t been seen in nearly 100 years.
The White House plan that was released last week to find a bipartisan solution to the rotten Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would have major long-term effects on immigration.
The president’s plan details four pillars that are essential to reaching a bipartisan solution, which allows a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million DACA beneficiaries who came to the U.S. illegally as children with their parents.
In exchange, Trump’s other three pillars request a $25 billion trust fund for border security measures — which would fully finance the border wall — and end to chain migration and the immigration visa lottery system.
Trump is also requesting that several Obama-era loopholes are closed to ensure the borders are secure and that Border Patrol agents and Department of Homeland Security officials have the full authority to apprehend illegals and swiftly deport them.
By eliminating chain migration and the diversity lottery system alone, the pro-immigration Cato Institute released a report Monday saying Trump’s proposal would be the “largest policy-driven legal immigration cut since the 1920s.”
The analysis determined that if it were signed into law, Trump‘s immigration plan would reduce the number of legal immigrants accepted into the U.S. each year from just over 1.1 million to approximately 600,000.
That equates to a reduction of 490,000 fewer immigrants accepted annually, which would be a whopping 44 percent decrease.
The report also found that an estimated 22 million who have been estimated to likely immigrate to the U.S. would be denied entry into America over the next few decades.
Trump’s bold immigration plan is overwhelmingly supported by all Americans. A Harvard-Harris poll released in late January found that 61 percent believe the U.S. has inadequate border security measures.
The poll found that 81 percent of Americans want the U.S. to accept fewer than the 1.1 million immigrants it currently admits each year.
A vast majority of Americans support Trump’s bold immigration plan that secures our borders, which would also result in the U.S. reducing its legal immigration acceptance to levels that haven’t been seen since the 1920s.
This proposal being signed into law would give Trump and the GOP everything they asked for and promised to American voters.