Analysis of Proposed White House Immigration Framework is Unwarranted

09. Feb. 2018

On January 25, 2018, the White House released a one-page Framework on Immigration Reform & Border Security (White House Framework) proposing (1) massive border security and interior enforcement, including $25 billion funding for the border wall: (2) legal status to approximately 1.8 million DACA recipients and DACA-eligible individuals (dreamers), including a path to citizenship in 10-12 years; (3) dramatic restrictions to family-based immigration, limiting family sponsorships to only spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents; and (4) eliminating the green card lottery and reallocating the 50,000 green cards to reduce family-based and employment-based backlogs.

Since the proposed White House Framework faces oppositions from both the Democrats and conservative Republicans, it will unlikely become law as proposed.  Thus, despite this topic receiving attention from the media, an analysis of the proposed framework is unwarranted at this time.