The White House revealed on Thursday President Trump’s amnesty plan, which offers extended legal status and a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal aliens which entered the US as children. But there’s a catch: in exchange for that generous offer, which is more than double the official number of DACA recipients, President Trump requires 25 billion in funding for the famous big,beautiful wall, and also looks to restrict family based migration, also known as chain migration (most of the immigration for the past 50 years comes from chain-migration), to put end to the Diversity Visa lottery, together with hiring additional border agents, immigration prosecutors and judges.
The proposal was presented by the White House on Thursday to Senate leaders, as the POTUS is currently abroad, attending the World Economic Forum at Davos. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was told by President Trump’s top aides that he’s ready to sign the bill into law, provided it includes the respective changes to the immigration system. To pass the new immigration law in the Senate would require 60 votes, which means at least 9 Democrats would have to back it.
It’s interesting how Conservatives in the Congress will react to Trump’s proposal to reinforce former president Obama’s DACA, plus over one million more (there are approximately 700,000 DACA recipients at the moment) who would otherwise qualify. The 1.8 million could at some point become US citizens, within ten to twelve years. In order to become a US citizen, the amnesty beneficiaries would be scored by their education level, work ethic and good moral character, while the status may be revoked in the case of public safety concerns, criminal conduct or dependency on the government for subsistence.