Here's Why DACA Citizenship Opponents Might Want to Support It Anyway

Putting DACA recipients on a pathway to citizenship deprives Democrats of something they need and the Democrats know it.

During President Trump’s State of the Union address, he laid out four pillars he felt were necessary to a compromise on…

“The first pillar of our framework generously offers a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants who were brought here by their parents at a young age….The second pillar fully secures the border.… The third pillar ends the visa lottery -- a program that randomly hands out green cards without any regard for skill, merit, or the safety of our people.… The fourth and final pillar protects the nuclear family by ending chain migration,” said the President in the House of Representatives. The President’s plan for DACA citizenship would be a twelve year plan requiring education, work, or military service without conviction of crimes during that time.

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