Trump’s immigration plan is a sound start for an ultimate compromise

As promised in the recent budget negotiations, the Senate is engaged in an open debate on the status of Dreamers, the young adults who were brought into the country as children illegally by their parents, and broader immigration reform and enforcement.

Trump’s proposed immigration plan does provide a starting point to accomplish an ultimate compromise that would better serve the national interests.

Out of a U.S. population of 326 million, 45 million are immigrants. One-quarter is illegal, and that has hardly changed in recent years. Declining birth rates in Mexico and elsewhere, better employment opportunities created by free-trade agreements and stronger enforcement slowed the inflow even before Trump became president.

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