Do You Support President Trump’s Immigration Plan? [POLL]
Last week we learned what President Trump would accept in an immigration plan dealing with DACA recipients and border security. The President will probably bring up the plan in his State of the Union Address Tuesday and call on Congress to support the plan. According to POLITICO, the White House was out Sunday attempting to sell the plan to the American people.
Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," White House legislative affairs director Marc Short rallied support for Trump’s immigration plan, which was released Thursday. It calls for a path to citizenship for 1.8 million people brought to the United States as children. The figure is more than double the 690,000 people currently enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative. Trump's plan also requests $25 billion for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as funds to hire additional security personnel.
Trump's plan according to POLITICO would also limit chain migration into the U.S.
The plan would limit family-based immigration to spouses and minor children, cutting out parents, siblings and adult children (what the administration calls “extended-family chain migration”). The changes would be applied in such a way that people in the “backlog” would continue to be processed. The diversity visa lottery would be eliminated, and visas would be redistributed to clear backlogs for family- and employment-based visas.
Democrats have already come out against the plan and some immigration groups have blasted the President's plan. Meanwhile many Republican lawmakers have come out in support but some like Senator Ted Cruz and groups like Heritage Action for America have criticized the plan.
As of right now, do you support the plan?