Report: Trump Crafting Plan To Slash LEGAL Immigration In Half, May Send DREAMers Packing

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15 July 2017
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National News
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President Trump is reportedly working with aides Stephen Miller, Steve Bannon and GOP Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue to draw up a plan which would cut the number of legal immigrants allowed into the US by half.

From Politico, “Trump Crafting Plan to Slash Legal Immigration”:

Donald Trump and his aides are quietly working with two conservative senators to dramatically scale back legal immigration — a move that would mark a fulfillment of one of the president’s biggest campaign promises.

Trump plans to get behind a bill being introduced later this summer by GOP Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia that, if signed into law, would, by 2027, slash in half the number of legal immigrants entering the country each year, according to four people familiar with the conversations. Currently, about 1 million legal immigrants enter the country annually; that number would fall to 500,000 over the next decade.

The senators have been working closely with Stephen Miller, a senior White House official known for his hawkish stance on immigration. The issue is also a central priority for Steve Bannon, the president’s chief strategist, who has several promises to limit immigration scribbled on the walls of his office.




Immigration Shocker: Trump Administration May Bail on DACA - DHS secretary suggests Obama executive amnesty not safe after all, feds won't defend in court, Lifezette, July 13, 2017:

Facing the threat of a lawsuit from Texas and nine other states, the Trump administration indicated Wednesday that it may decline to defend DACA in court, a move that would likely result in the end of the program that granted amnesty to illegal [alien] immigrants brought to the U.S. when they were children...

DACA program protecting immigrants from deportation is at risk, says DHS Sec. Kelly, Fox News, July 14, 2017:

Ten Republican states are threatening to file a lawsuit because they think the law is unconstitutional since it was created by an Obama executive order...
Some congressional Democrats are deflated after a visit from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly this week.
Kelly met privately with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, to alert them that the Trump Administration may stand by and let legal challenges defeat the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program that permits people brought to the states illegally as children stay on temporary visas.
Since March, 770,477 people had been granted temporary status through DACA waivers...

DHS secretary Kelly says he won't defend DACA in court, American Thinker, July 15, 2017.