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A Path To Citizenship, And A Wall, In Trump's New Immigration Proposal

In this Jan. 25, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Trump’s loyalists are lashing out against his proposal to give path to citizenship for nearly 2 million “Dreamer” immigrants. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
In this Jan. 25, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Trump’s loyalists are lashing out against his proposal to give path to citizenship for nearly 2 million “Dreamer” immigrants. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

With guest host Anthony Brooks.

President Trump unveils a new immigration framework, including a path to citizenship for DACA recipients. We’ll unpack it, and consider its prospects in Congress.

This show airs Monday at 10 a.m. EST.

Guests:

Alan Gomez, immigration reporter, USA Today. ( @alangomez)

Laura Wides-Muñoz, vice president for special projects and editorial strategy at Fusion, author of “ The Making of a Dream: How A Group Of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means To Be American.” ( @lwmunoz)

Hareth Andrade, DACA recipient and activist.

Gary Marx, co-founder, president of conservative strategy and consulting group Madison Strategies. ( @garymarx)

From The Reading List:

USA Today:  Trump Immigration Plan Unites All Sides In Opposition — “President Trump has finally united Republicans and Democrats — but not in the way he wants.

This week’s release of a new White House immigration overhaul plan brought Democrats, Republicans, immigration advocates, immigration opponents and moderates searching for a compromise together on one thing: strong opposition.”

Excerpt of ‘The Making of a Dream’

Efforts to help young immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally when they were kids began back in 2000. But then came the 9-11 attacks, a ratcheting up of anti-immigrant sentiment, and today, the Dreamers remain in limbo. Congress can’t seem to deliver, so now, President Trump has a plan to give Dreamers a path to citizenship, but also to sharply curtail legal immigration. This hour, On Point, Trump’s plan, the Dreamers and who gets to be American. — Anthony Brooks

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