US President Trump urged lawmakers on Tuesday to work toward bipartisan compromises, but pushed a hard line on immigration, insisting on a border wall and other concessions from Democrats as part of any deal to protect the children of illegal immigrants. "He proposes protecting 1.8 million Dreamers in exchange for cutting legal immigration in half and not allowing USA citizens and permanent residents to bring their parents or adult children into the country".
Almost 800,000 of that group were protected under an Obama-era program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that allowed them to live and work legally.
Republicans lauded Mr. Trump's performance while Democrats dismissed it as showmanship. However, many of American communities are forgotten, and American workers are struggling. Furthermore, Americans are dreamers too. Last night, Trump unveiled his "four pillars" of immigration reform: a path to citizenship for 1.8 million "Dreamers" and those undocumented immigrants who would otherwise qualify for the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program; a $25 billion trust for a wall along the Mexican border; ending the visa lottery in favor of a merit-based immigration system; and limiting family reunification to sponsorships for spouses and minor children only.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 2.06 million jobs were created since Trump took office. We will fight for you. "But if we were to talk about some kind of package of border enhancements, border security incidents making sure that we have a system of sensors and other devices to make sure that there's more secure, I think that's something that people can live with".
The Democratic Attorneys General Association's 2017 report says the group "mounted legal challenges to attacks on Muslims, trans troops, DACA recipients, women's health, students, the environment, workers, and consumers".
The White House said last week Trump would endorse a plan permitting as many as 1.8 million young immigrants to seek USA citizenship in exchange for a border wall and sweeping changes to the immigration system. That is a insane system, when you have literally millions - probably hundreds of millions of people want to come to this country - we can't assimilate all those people.
The U.S. government was driven to a shutdown in January due to disagreements of immigration reform.
"Under our current immigration law, a single immigrant may sponsor numerous relatives to resettle in the United States as lawful permanent residents, including relatives beyond their nuclear family". "It means you now have to show you have a high school-level education or substantial work experience, and it means going through a vetting process". Each year, up to 50,000 people are selected. These are jobs from Montauk to Buffalo that will go unfilled unless US immigration law continues an orderly process to bring in the needed workers.
Yet Trump has done one thing right with regard to immigration: He has come up with a fair and generous deal that deserved more of a hearing than it was given by the Democratic leaders who quickly came out against it.
Guzman criticized Trump's executive orders banning travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, plus North Korea and Venezuela as a "hateful, immoral ban against our Muslim brothers and sisters".
He said it's up to Democrats to decide whether to filibuster his plan.
Many members of the Congressional Black Caucus sported colorful "kente" cloth following claims that Trump, during a private meeting on immigration, used coarse language to denigrate African countries.