Hundreds of thousands of younger undocumented immigrants had already started seeing a glimmer of hope regarding their legal stay in the U.S. However, that might be short-lived considering that the Trump administration has unveiled a list of hard-line immigration principles which might end up derailing the deal.
The administration has its wish list and it is moving by it towards reaching its set objectives. The set up of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is top in the list and efforts to fund the project are underway.
A number of Democratic leaders have proceeded to denounce the forwarded demands. A person familiar with the matter has disclosed that these leaders intended to forge a deal with President Trump, a matter that would end up protecting younger immigrants.
These immigrants are widely known by the name “dreamers,” and they had been ‘ferried’ to the United States illegally during childhood. It was last month that the American leader made an announcement regarding the kicking out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
DACA comprises of about 690,000 immigrants, however, each of their permits will be reaching expiration date effective March. Charles E. Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader held a meeting with the President. The other official that also attended this meeting was Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader.
The leaders agreed to strike a deal, a matter that has put most of the immigration hawks in a state of worry. Rumors have been in circulation that Trump has been planning to support a bill to make it easy for dreamers to gain full legal status. It is a dealing that would offer restrictions in line with just how much the border security measures the dreamers would ask from the government.
Schumer opined, “The administration can’t be serious about compromise or helping the Dreamers if they begin with a list that is anathema to the Dreamers, to the immigrant community and to the vast majority of Americans.”
Trump’s ascension to power has seen a sharp decrease in the number of those immigrants that were making attempts to enter the country illegally across the Mexican border.