Breaking: Trump immigration plan gives path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal aliens

Breaking: Trump immigration plan gives path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal aliens
President Donald Trump released an immigration plan that would give amnesty and a path to citizenship to 1.8 million illegal aliens. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

The Trump administration released details Thursday about their demands for an immigration deal and it would include a “path to citizenship” for 1.8 million illegal alien “dreamers.”

Here’s what Trump wants in exchange for amnesty 

The Trump plan asks for $20 billion for construction of his famous border wall. The plan would end completely the visa lottery program, and also asks for another $5 billion for border security apart from the wall.

Trump also wants to limit chain immigration severely so that sponsors could only help their spouses and children gain legal entry, and not their extended family.

Amnesty after a decade

The amnesty given to “Dreamers” would come only after a significant length of time, 10 years or longer, and after the applicants fulfilled “requirements for work, education and good moral character.”

That could include as many as 1.8 million or more illegal immigrants — both those who applied for DACA amnesty from the previous administration and for those who could apply but haven’t yet.

What’s the response?

After having indicated Wednesday that Trump was open to amnesty for DACA recipients, many of his supporters angrily denounced the move. Breitbart News dubbed Trump “Amnesty Don” as a critique.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) indicated that he would support the plan Trump released.

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