President Donald Trump will back a path to citizenship for 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants who were either shielded by an Obama-era program or eligible for it, a Republican source told CNBC on Thursday.
White House policy aide Stephen Miller described the administration’s upcoming immigration plan in a conference call with House Republican staff, NBC News first reported. The White House is set to release its proposal on Monday.
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The plan will also call for a $25 billion “trust fund” for the president’s proposed border wall, the source said. It will call to limit family migration and end the visa “lottery” system.
Trump had signaled on Wednesday that his proposal would include a path to citizenship for so-called Dreamers over 10 to 12 years.
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