Trump Could Grant Citizenship To 'Dreamers' If Senate Approves Border Wall, New Immigration Restrictions

The White House outlined details of the immigration plan that President Donald Trump will present to Senate. He might grant citizenship to some "Dreamers' in return of $25,000 million to raise the border wall. Photo: Getty Images

After President Donald Trump said during a White House briefing there was a possibility to allow the legalization of thousands of "Dreamers," the White House advanced on the proposals that Trump will present to the Senate. "We’re going to morph into it," Trump said of citizenship. "It’s going to happen — over a period of 10 to 12 years. If somebody's done a great job and worked hard, it keeps the incentive to do a great job. ... I think it's a nice thing to have the incentive, after a period of years, of being able to become a citizen."

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the new White House immigration deal for some "Dreamers" actually "represents a compromise that members of both parties can support. We encourage the Senate to bring it to the floor."

According to official information, Trump would allow an estimated 1.8 million undocumented immigrant and DACA recipients to have access to citizenship, in exchange for the approval of the following requirements:

  • Approval for border wall funds

The president requested 25,000 million dollars in a fiduciary fund for the border wall, as well as additional resources to hire personnel for the Department of Homeland Security, including lawyers, immigration judges, prosecutors and border security officials.

  • Elimination of the visa lottery

Trump proposes that the 50,000 green cards that are delivered each year remain in the past. The pending visas will be distributed until the last one is granted to those who are on the waiting list.

  • Restrict residency requests to spouses and children

On requests for residence for family members, it states that they are limited to husbands and unmarried children under 21 years of age. Excludes parents.

  • Beneficiaries must study and have no criminal record

The White House said that the status could be subject to revocation if "Dreamers" don't seek or have employment and education, and have committed crimes.

In September 2017, Trump gave a deadline to the Congress to address the situation and come up with an alternative. “Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can't, I will revisit this issue!” he tweeted. 

Since the very first day, politicians have been divided on immigration issues related to this American immigration policy, but under the presidency of Donald Trump, DACA has been under scrutiny. DACA not only gives young undocumented immigrants protection from deportation, also a work permit is part of the program that expires after two years, and is subject to renewal.

After the Trump administration formally announced the end of DACA, DREAMers all around the United States are in fear, worried about what the future holds.

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