Locals react to Trump's immigration proposal

President Donald Trump says an immigration compromise he plans to roll out on Monday will let protections for Dreamers'morph into citizenship

President Trump proposed legislation on Thursday that would provide a path to citizenship for as many as 1.8 million young, unauthorized immigrants in exchange for an end to decades of family-based migration policies, a costly border wall, and a vast crackdown on other immigrants already living in the country illegally.

A vote on the White House plan, while anathema to Democrats, would technically fulfill McConnell's pledge.

A senior White House official calls the new immigration plan, quote, "a bipartisan compromise position".

Sanders added that the framework would provide a permanent solution for the young immigrants, who will benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, which US President Donald Trump had scrapped it earlier, the Hill reported.

Trump's comprehensive plan - which will be formally presented next week - includes eliminating the popular "green card lottery" program and would severely restrict family immigration.

- Establish a $25 billion trust fund to pay for a wall on the US southern border with Mexico and security improvements on the northern border with Canada. "I look forward to further conversations in the House about how we can continue to reform our broken immigration system". President Trump later tweeted that "Senator Dick Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting".

For one thing, though creating a path to citizenship for more immigrants is deeply necessary, Trump's plan doesn't go almost far enough, reaching fewer than 2 million of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Trump is the one who ended legal protections for immigrant youth in the first place, so improving those protections hardly qualifies as a compromise.

"Let me just say what I said last night: that plan is a campaign to make America white again", Pelosi said, claiming that the proposal will cut legal immigration by 50 percent...

House Democrat Scott Peters of California said he was "honored" to have Karen Bahena, who was brought by her parents across the border from Mexico in 2001 when she was eight years old, as his guest to Trump's speech.

However, it does not include the Obama-era DACA programme, which the Democrats had originally demanded funding.

"It's no secret that he's an obstacle to getting anything done on immigration", a Republican House member told McClatchy DC.

The package was immediately panned by pro-immigration groups, which said the plan was a bad trade-off.

The call grew contentious, some of the sources said, when Miller began to solicit input from the conservative immigration groups, many of which have long advocated restrictions on legal immigration and no amnesty for undocumented immigrants now in the United States.

Rep. McCaul introduced a bill that allows DACA recipients to receive renewable legal status, but ensures those with serious criminal convictions are not eligible for legal status.

The plan would provide an eventual path to citizenship for approximately 1.8 million individuals now living illegally in the country.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who has promised to hold Senate floor debate on an immigration measure in the coming weeks, offered praise for the outline but made it clear Congress will still craft the actual language of a bill. "And [Democrats] did agree to a $25 billion wall, of which I'll have a lot of money left over, because I don't need $25 billion to build a wall", the president said.

Trump's impromptu comments signaled a major breakthrough, said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the lead lawmakers in the immigration negotiations.

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