Originally published by The LA Times
The White House will propose granting legal status to 1.8 million young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children, in return for $25 billion for border security, including President Trump’s proposed wall on the southern border.
The proposal, an outline of which was delivered to members of Congress by White House officials Thursday, marks a major step for the administration — committing to legalizing a much larger group than Republican conservatives have previously been willing to consider.
The proposal would set up a 10- to 12-year path to citizenship for the so-called Dreamers.
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