Immigration was arguably the issue that put Donald Trump over the top during the 2016 election cycle.
His message of strong borders, thorough vetting, and respect for the rule of law resonated with millions of Americans.
Now that he’s president, it’s time to work with Congress to come up with a bill that makes sense.
Trump spoke about that bill earlier today…
From Fox News:
President Trump voiced tentative support Tuesday for immigration legislation ahead of his address to a joint session of Congress, potentially opening up a new and contentious debate as he also vows to tackle health care, taxes and the economy.
“The time is right for an immigration bill as long as both sides are willing to compromise,” Trump said at a lunch with news anchors.
He reportedly is open to considering a pathway to legal status for some illegal immigrants. But it’s unclear how far Trump might press the issue in his address Tuesday night, as he also pushes for increased border security and other priorities.
It is going to be interesting to see how much Trump can get through Congress. Republicans have control but there are a lot of establishment types who have voiced support for amnesty in the past.