According to a new report from CNN Donald Trump is willing to give amnesty to 1.8 million illegal aliens.
President Donald Trump is proposing giving 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship in exchange for $25 billion for his long-promised wall and a host of other strict immigration cuts, according to a framework proposed Thursday.
Here are the frameworks of the deal.
The outlines of the deal were described by a White House official for staff on Capitol Hill that CNN was given access to on Thursday afternoon.
In what the White House official called a “dramatic concession,” Trump would accept a path to citizenship for not just those originally eligible for DACA but for a broader population, adding up to 1.8 million people, the official said.
In return, the White House would like to see a $25 billion investment in a trust for border infrastructure and technology, as well as more funds for personnel, and an end to family migration beyond spouses and minor children. The diversity visa lottery would also be abolished, with those visas going to work through a backlog of people already waiting for family visas and high-skilled immigration green cards.
In what may end up being the most contentious piece of the proposal, the White House is also defining as border security closing “legal loopholes” that will allow it to deport more immigrants — which would likely include changes in immigration enforcement authority that would be virtually impossible for Democrats to swallow.
Alright, so this is important to break down. We need to start by looking at what Trump is conceding. If what CNN wrote is true then he is only conceding amnesty for the 1.8 million aliens that fall under the protection. In exchange, he will get his entire immigration package. End of chain migration, his border wall and the ability to deport more aliens. Also, notice what CNN writes. “which would likely include changes in immigration enforcement authority that would be virtually impossible for Democrats to swallow.”. Basically, CNN admits that this deal would be a huge loss for the Dems if they accepted. Their voting base would turn on them and well they would likely lose their positions.
To me, this deal is nothing more than a deal-making move. He knows that the Democrats can’t accept this deal and if they do accept it he just got his entire immigration agenda passed. I am just as frustrated as everyone else that anyone would receive such amnesty but I’d much rather see 1.8 million get amnesty than 11-30 million get it.