WH Looking To Slash Legal Immigration In Half In Exchange For DACA Fix
The White House is getting ready to send a proposal to Congress that will push for stricter immigration measures in exchange for helping Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
Senior policy adviser Steven Miller drafted the plan which would cut legal immigration in half over the next decades, according to sources who are familiar with the proposal.
This means that immigration would eventually be cut off indefinitely and because of that the plan is unlikely to get any support from Congress.
It is likely that all Democrats would reject the bill proposal while dividing support on the Republican side.
Miller has been a longtime opponent of DACA and was reportedly upset when Trump hammered out a proposal last month with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
According to Politico, who first reported the details of the Trump administration’s plan, the proposal could be submitted to Congress as soon as this weekend, but could possibly be changed before being sent.