We’ve been hearing rumors of the compromise immigration bill being drafted, and now we know the pertinent details.
BREAKING: House GOP draft immigration bill includes visas for 'Dreamers' and other immigrants, $25 billion for border wall.— The Associated Press (@AP) June 14, 2018
WOW. That would be an enormous victory for Trump – which is why Democrats won’t let it pass. There’s no way they’re gonna accept Visas for Dreamers, they want a pathway to citizenship. And $25 billion for the wall? Nope…
DACA: The bill provides special legal status for DACA recipients who have been in the U.S. at least 10 years, were under 16 years of age when they arrived and are enrolled in school or have a high school diploma. The protection is renewable every 6 years — not a special path to citizenship.
Child immigrants: The bill would outlaw separating children from their parents when caught crossing the border illegally — a practice recently initiated by the Trump administration, but calls for those children to be kept in detention centers. The bill also limits the Special Immigrant Juvenile visa to children who can not be reunited with either of their parents because of abuse. Before, a child with even one abusive parents was eligible.
The wall: The bill puts $25 billion toward Trump’s wall along the southern border as well as a few other border security measures.
Asylum: The bill would make it harder for asylum claims to be approved, requiring officials to determine that the claims of the asylum seeker are true. This comes as the Trump administration has faced a surge of asylum-seekers.
National guard: Authorizes the National Guard to assist in border security, including building barriers.
Family migration: Eliminates green card programs for married children of U.S. citizens as well the siblings of adult U.S. citizens, transferring those 88,400 green cards to a new “merit-based” program.
Eliminates the diversity visa lottery — putting the 55,000 visas toward the merit-based program.
Eliminates per-country caps for employment-based green cards.
But IF Trump can negotiate it, since his supporters literally say he’s the best negotiator the world has EVER seen, then there’s just no way deniers can ignore his GREATNESS. #MAGA!!!!!