Trump Plan Offers ‘Path to Citizenship Over 10 to 12 Years’ For 1.8 Million Illegal Immigrants in Return for End to Visa Lottery and Chain Migration

US President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday unveiled a sweeping new immigration plan to Congress that offers 1.8 million young unauthorized immigrants known as “Dreamers” a path to citizenship over 10-12 years. Trump’s comprehensive plan — which will be formally presented next week — includes eliminating the popular “green card lottery” program and would severely restrict…

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7 Thoughts to “Trump Plan Offers ‘Path to Citizenship Over 10 to 12 Years’ For 1.8 Million Illegal Immigrants in Return for End to Visa Lottery and Chain Migration”

  1. Donna Locke

    Have to add that Mark Krikorian and Roy Beck betrayed their immigration-control allies by coming out in favor of DACA and related amnesties.

  2. Donna Locke

    Very stupid plan.

  3. Randall

    It could be worse. We could have 1.8 million Canadians coming here.,

  4. Kevin

    I think this is brilliant! For years, maybe decades, we’ve been told by the Government, “we’re gonna…balance the budget/cut spending/blah, blah, blah… over the next ten years.” And then it never comes to pass! Maybe, just maybe Trump’s gonna do it to Congress. Get them to end chain migration, end the Visa lottery, and over the next 10 years deport as many of the bad actors as possible and then “forget about” DACA. Now, maybe I’m just being a dreamer!

    1. Stuart I. Anderson

      After Trump has just diluted his chief campaign promises on immigration you are fantasizing that he is going to perform policies he didn’t even promise. Trump is not going to give you a balanced budget, he is going to give you $billions of spending on infrastructure. He is not ending chain migration, he is extending it to close family members, he is “forget[ting] about DACA” by extending the “dreamers” citizenship and expanding the numbers eligible. I’m afraid you and Trump are moving in different directions and you are going to be sorely disappointed.

  5. 83ragtop50

    Bad move. It will not fly with his supporters. Senator Cruz has already spoken out against it.

  6. Stuart I. Anderson

    “Immigration” is not like other issues, it is the fundamental issue. Don’t fix immigration and slowly, or not so slowly, this country becomes California no matter where you live and Obama’s goal of fundamental change of this country will be complete.

    The dealmaking huckster in chief has now unilaterally “negotiated” away the platform he ran on before negotiations even begin by expanding the conversation to include 1.8 million “Dreamers” rather than 800,000, setting them on a path to citizenship i.e. voting instead of mere legalization, proposed a “trust fund” that can be here today and gone tomorrow instead of a border wall, and accepted some form of chain migration instead of ending it as promised. Wait until real negotiations begin and he has to compromise away even these positions. Hey Trumpidians – are you tired of winning yet.