New White House statement on immigration reform

On January 25 the White House issued a one page statement on immigration reform.

Dreamers to become citizens in 10 to 12 years requirements yet to be determined for work and education, as long as they do not commit crimes. Total Dreamers estimated at 1.8 million.

Border control: $25B for wall and border security improvements, increase law enforcement at border, and expedite removal of illegal border crossers.

Limit family reunifications to spouses and minor children, removing parents, siblings and older children. This will reduce annual family unification by at least 287,700. Currently about 650,000 persons receive green cards based on family.

End diversity lottery of 50,000 green cards a year.

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