When Trump goes to Vegas, Republicans are ready to embrace his immigration plan
A bipartisan group of House Republicans is pushing President Donald Trump to include a plan to allow legal status for undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children.
In a letter sent Tuesday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Rep. David McKinley, R/Tx., said the president should take steps to allow the families of those who entered the country illegally to apply for a temporary “green card” from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS.
“It is my belief that those children who were unlawfully brought to the United States as children, who were brought here in a false and fraudulent claim, should be eligible for a green card, rather than simply denied it because of their nationality,” the lawmakers wrote.
The letter comes a day after Trump told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that he wants to be “very generous” with legal status, and that he hopes the Senate will consider legislation that would allow parents of illegal immigrants to apply.
The administration is expected to announce on Wednesday a new policy for green cards, which would allow an illegal immigrant to become a permanent resident in the US.
Trump’s administration has proposed a new green card program, which could give legal status to illegal immigrants who are parents of American citizens or legal permanent residents.