Pro: Trump’s immigration bill that provides citizenship for DREAMers, tightens border security, cuts legal immigration

On September 5, President Donald Trump deliberately ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and left conditions for DREAMers, unauthorized immigrants who came to America as children, in a chaotic state as they may face deportation. Since Trump’s seemingly outrageous decision to end this policy, DACA has been the subject of constant debate and negotiation. His new four-part proposal requested funding for a border wall with Mexico and increased funding for Border Patrol will be provided. He has also proposed banning U.S. citizens from sponsoring their adult children, parents and siblings for green cards and that the diversity visa lottery, which provides about 55,000 people per year from countries with lower levels of immigration an opportunity for U.S. citizenship, be eliminated. In exchange, he has promised a path to citizenship for numerous unregistered DREAMers. According to a study conducted by Pew Research Center, there are currently an estimated 690,000 registered DREAMers in the U.S. Trump’s proposal will increase the number to 1.8 million. The thing with this proposal is that it puts the Democratic Party in a bind and Trump is well aware of it.
The Democratic Party’s electoral strength largely depends on Hispanic support. According to a study conducted by Pew Research Center, 64 percent of Latinos identified with or leaned toward the Democratic Party in 2016.  Preventing the deportation of the DREAMers and providing them with legal protection has now become a necessity for the Democratic Party. Since Trump’s proposal will more than double the number of of DREAMers, the Democratic Party needs as much support as possible. 
Since Trump’s proposal, many people have confidently jumped onto the conclusion that more immigrants are always better than fewer. What they don’t know is that they’ve rushed to this judgement largely uninformed. Our current immigration system is more than desperately in need of reform. 
With all the economic changes the U.S. has experienced in recent decades, the regulation of our immigration system still operates under outdated rules established back in 1965. The system favors foreign relatives of current residents and disregards qualifications. About two-thirds of all legal immigrants enter under these familial  preferences. Only about 15 percent are allowed to immigrate to the U.S. under employment preferences which are typically granted to those who are “priority workers” or possess desirable skills. The current system is inefficient because it doesn’t provide more immigration opportunities for those with qualities more beneficial for employment.
In return for Trump’s proposal to end the diversity visa lottery, he hopes to replace the current plan with a merit-based immigration policy. The policy will pave a path to citizenship to immigrants who are more eligible for employment and will overall help the U.S. economy. 
Although many people argue that the proposal is un-American, the argument is outdated because the lottery system already requires immigrants to have a high school education or two years of experience in skilled work. They must also endure criminal, national security and medical checks. Essentially, the U.S. has already been screening the immigrants coming to America. 
It cannot be disputed that this proposal is one of the smartest moves by Trump. If the Democratic Party refuses to agree to Trump’s proposal, it will suggest that they are willing to trade DREAMers for the lottery system and the familial preference for migration. Rejecting the proposal will also position them as soft on border security. President Trump has put the Democrats in a bind and they both know it. 

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