What Trump's new Dreamer proposal means for immigrants, by the numbers

The Obama-era DACA programme was ended by Trump last September.

However, the plan would not allow immigrants' parents to seek lawful status, the officials said. A lot of House Republicans are - real hard-line positions on immigration.

Those now in the pipeline would still be processed.

Anti-immigration activists also assailed the plan, though for the opposite reason. He said Trump's support for a citizenship path for the young immigrants will help seal a deal.

The White House endorsed a path to citizenship over 10 to 12 years. After everything that Trump has done and said about Muslims, immigrants and people of color, Trump and his administration have finally found a way to make their anti-immigrant and nativist wish list come to fruition.

Eliminating future family visas could eventually cut legal immigration - now 1.2 million people each year - in half.

These family visas have formed the foundation of USA immigration policy since 1965, were reaffirmed in the last major immigration overhaul in 1990, and profoundly altered the nation's ethnic composition. Another 400,000 are people who would be eligible for DACA protection but for their education.

During the few days of the government shutdown, Republicans and Democrats agreed to open the government in exchange for allowing for an open discussion on a new proposal for permanently protecting people in the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

What Trump's new Dreamer proposal means for immigrants, by the numbers

It also includes other measures, such as more money for enforcement and proposed rule changes that would make it easier for the government to deport other groups - measures that advocates argue trade the fate of some immigrants for others.

Schumer, a New York Democrat, said he was glad that Trump had clarified his immigration goals, which have befuddled members of both parties and hindered progress in Congress. The White House released a one-page proposal. "The problem with that is, because the system is backlogged, you may apply for a child but by the time their visa becomes current, you're no longer a child". He said in a statement that this plan is generous and humane while also being responsible.

McConnell thanked the president and his aides for providing the outline.

"I think the Trump administration is perfectly capable of arriving to March 5 and not having a deal, " Payan said.

Under the Trump framework, "young-adult illegal border crossers and visa overstayers would get immediate benefits", while American workers get "little or no relief from the competition of chain migration for 15 to 20 years", argues NumbersUSA. Earlier this month, he spoke about Dreamers in conciliatory terms and promised to support whatever members of Congress approved. He later urged lawmakers to extend the program, but maintained he was not considering citizenship. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who battled Trump in 2016 for the GOP presidential nomination. "But I think it's important that his supporters are making clear to him that they're keeping an eye on him".

Far-right pundits and media outlets have not been kind to Trump's proposal, with Breitbart News referring to Trump as "Amnesty Don" and Sen. That was never more in evidence at the meeting he had with bipartisan congressional leaders before the shutdown when he seemed to be agreeing with Democrats to be more flexible about the Dreamers.

Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., urged Republicans to join together with Democrats to reach a bipartisan alternative.

McLennan Community College President Johnette McKown said she hopes Trump considers the path to citizenship through a long-term deal, one that is "a human solution and more than just a political decision".

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