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Polls Show Americans Are Closer To Democrats Than Donald Trump On Immigration (Vox)

May 16, 2018

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President Trump has proposed what he calls a “fair compromise” with Congress on immigration policy, with four main components:
1. A path to citizenship for DREAMers — unauthorized immigrants who came as children
2. A border wall with Mexico and increased funding for Border Patrol
3. Ending the diversity visa lottery
4. Banning US citizens from sponsoring their adult children, parents, and siblings for green cards
Item one is a concession to Democrats in Congress; items two through four are immigration restrictionist priorities that Trump and his allies on the issue have long wanted. The Cato Institute’s David Bier and Stuart Anderson estimate that the package would result in a 44 percent cut in legal immigration, while the Center for Global Development’s Michael Clemens and Jimmy Graham note that the package would disproportionately reduce the flow of black, Hispanic, and Muslim immigrants.

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