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.”
Stephen Miller led the briefing
The WH support for citizenship for 1.8 million dreamers is the same as Graham-Durbin.
They also want a 25 billion "trust fund" for a border wall
They also want to increase deportations at the border but it won't be in their 4 pillars
— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) January 25, 2018
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.