Im­mi­gra­tion deal doable

Boston Herald - - NEWS -

There is no big­ger fail­ure by the Democrats than that on im­mi­gra­tion (“Trump com­pli­cates ‘Dreamer’ de­bate,” Feb. 12).

What Pres­i­dent Trump has of­fered is quite amaz­ing and rea­son­able.

In his State of the Union speech, Trump went be­yond just the im­mi­grants that are al­ready part of the De­ferred Ac­tion for Child­hood Ar­rivals pro­gram, some 800,000. He of­fered a path to cit­i­zen­ship for 1.8 mil­lion young im­mi­grants who could qual­ify for the DACA pro­gram.

Trump also pro­poses to:

• End the di­ver­sity “lot­tery,” which is based in part on chance.

• Limit “chain im­mi­gra­tion” to the nu­clear fam­ily.

• Fur­ther se­cure the U.S. south­ern bor­der with bil­lions of dol­lars in fund­ing for his “wall.”

These pro­pos­als are rea­son­able and could ap­peal on a bi­par­ti­san ba­sis.

— Al DiLas­cia, Chicopee

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