House Republicans released details from their compromise immigration bill Thursday, and it contains concessions to Democrats for DACA recipients, and concessions to President Donald Trump.
The bill has been sent to Republican lawmakers by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and will likely go to vote next week.
Legal status for "Dreamers"
Democrats were demanding protections for DACA recipients who were under threat of losing their Obama-era amnesty, and the bill delivers protections, but not a pathway to citizenship. The bill would grant visa status for the estimated 1.8 million "Dreamers" - a euphemism for illegal aliens who were brought into the country as children.
Dreamer applicants for this non-immigration legal status would need to meet requirements including having a GED or high school diploma, and be under 36 years old.
Overall immigration and diversity lottery
The bill would end the much maligned diversity lottery program and lessen immigration via family connections. This would account for the numbers of Dreamer applicants while keeping total immigration lower.
Migrant family separation
The bill would end the policy of splitting up families seeking asylum at the border, which many have criticized. It would also put greater limits on who would qualify for a Special Immigrant Juvenile visa.
Will Trump sign it?
So far it is unclear if Trump would sign it if passed by Congress. While it gives him an enormous concession in building the wall, his base has been aggressively against any amnesty for illegal aliens.
However, Trump himself has signaled numerous times that he would like to solve the problem of the "Dreamers," even to the point of supporting some kind of amnesty.
Another possible stumbling block is the concession to Trump's border wall - Democrats have balked at in the past at funding the policy that the president made a key in his campaign platform in the 2016 election.
Here's an ABC news video about the bill: