Yesterday the White House officially submitted President Trump's framework for immigration reform to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. It includes a permanent fix on DACA, funding for a border wall and ends the visa lottery and chain migration programs.
The big concession from the White House is an eventual path to citizenship for 1.8 million DACA recipients or individuals who are eligible for DACA but never signed up. It's a deal some Democrats are warming up to, with many caving on giving Trump the wall.
But Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who just suffered an embarrassing defeat over after shutting down the U.S. government in favor of illegal immigrants, is heavily criticizing the offer.
As we have been urging him to do for months, the President has finally put pen to paper to show us where he stands on immigration. Unfortunately, this plan flies in the face of what most Americans believe. 1/2— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 26, 2018
While @realDonaldTrump finally acknowledged that the Dreamers should be allowed to stay here and become citizens, he uses them as a tool to tear apart our legal immigration system and adopt the wish list that anti-immigration hardliners have advocated for for years. 2/2— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 26, 2018
President Trump, who delivered remarks at the Global Economic Forum today in Davos, is taking notice from across the Atlantic.
DACA has been made increasingly difficult by the fact that Cryin’ Chuck Schumer took such a beating over the shutdown that he is unable to act on immigration!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2018
Schumer reattached a DACA fix to the upcoming spending legislation deadline of February 8 when the government shutdown came to a close earlier this week. DACA doesn't expire until March 15.
The GOP Majority now has 17 days to prevent #Dreamers from being deported. In every possible way, urge your Senators to vote yes on our bipartisan compromise to #ProtectDreamers when it comes to the floor.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 22, 2018
During a phone call with reporters Thursday evening, White House officials said they expect the President's immigration framework -- once turned into legislation -- can pass the Senate with 60 votes and receive approval in the House.