Trump Releases Immigration Reform Principles, AGC Concerned Changes Conflict with Industries Priorities

Earlier this week President Trump issued his priorities for immigration reform. The crux of his 70-point policy will be used as bargaining chips for Trump’s support for continuing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The other priorities were grouped by increased border security – including building a southern border wall –  increased interior enforcement – including mandatory e-verify – and a merit-based legal immigration system that prioritizes skill-based immigration.
The President’s agenda contrasts with many of AGC’s immigration priorities and lacks Congressional support, making it unlikely to advance as a whole. However, the debate could jumpstart Congressional action. AGC will use the opportunity to push for reforming the broken immigration system by restructuring the visa system, improving border security and addressing the undocumented workers already in the U.S.
For more information, contact Jim Young at youngj@agc.org or (202) 547-0133.


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