The White House officially unveiled the framework of its highly-anticipated immigration reform plan this week, offering a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million ‘Dreamers’ in exchange for $25 billion in funding for the President’s signature campaign promise: The border wall.
According to Reuters, President Trump plans to promote the overhaul next week, touting the benefits of a physical barrier along the US-Mexico border, ending “chain migration” and the visa lottery, as well as finding a permanent solution to DACA.
During an impromptu press conference Wednesday night, Trump sent a re-assuring message to those who were brought to the United States illegally as young children, commonly known as ‘Dreamers,’ saying they “should not be concerned.”
“Tell them not to be concerned, ok? Tell them not to worry. We’re going to solve the problem. It’s up to the Democrats, but they should not be concerned,” said the President.
GOP Senator Lindsey Graham threw his full support behind the President’s immigration overhaul, adding he was hopeful that Republican and Democrats could come together behind the proposal.
“President Trump’s support for a pathway to citizenship will help us get strong border security measures as we work to modernize a broken immigration system,” said Graham. “With this strong statement by President Trump, I have never felt better about our chances of finding a solution on immigration.”