The Trump administration has unveiled its immigration plan that will focus on securing the southern border and reducing illegal immigration, but the effort has faced fierce resistance from Democrats and Republicans.
The president’s new policy includes an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which gives young people who arrived in the country as children the ability to stay in the U.S. until they turn 21 and work.
But the Trump administration also plans to make permanent a provision allowing employers to hire undocumented workers without a green card, a provision that has been criticized as discriminatory.
The new policy also includes the end of an Obama-era program that lets young people in the nation illegally stay on their parents’ homes and work as long as they pay back taxes and have no criminal record.
And it calls for the deportation of roughly 7 million undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children and who are eligible for legal status.
The administration is also proposing to give $10 billion to the Department of Homeland Security to pay for border security.