Warren rips Trump immigration proposal: It's 'insulting'

Warren rips Trump immigration proposal: It's 'insulting'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders: Trump should confront Putin over Mueller probe indictments Midterms will show voters are tired of taking back seat to Wall Street McConnell: I won't be intimidated by protesters MORE (D-Mass.) ripped the immigration proposal unveiled by President TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto Presidential Palace in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' MORE’s White House on Thursday, calling the plan “insulting.”

“By ending DACA, @realdonaldtrump subjected 800k Dreamers to deportation. Now he wants to hold them hostage to Steven Miller’s anti-immigrant wish list. It’s insulting,” Warren wrote on Twitter. “We already have a bipartisan solution to the Trump-created crisis: it’s called the Dream Act. #DreamActNow”

The White House unveiled details of the immigration plan Thursday. The plan includes a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants who are eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program,  even if they have not applied.

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In exchange for those protections, Trump will seek $25 billion in funding for his wall and other border security measures along the U.S.-Mexico border. The money would be placed in a trust fund, preventing it from being reallocated by future Congresses.

The plan also includes changes to the legal immigration system, including barring U.S. citizens and permanent residents from sponsoring any family members for migration to the U.S. besides spouses and minor children.

The plan has won some praise from Republicans, including Sen. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonOvernight Defense: Fallout from tense NATO summit | Senators push to block ZTE deal in defense bill | Blackwater founder makes new pitch for mercenaries to run Afghan war Hillicon Valley: DOJ appeals AT&T-Time Warner ruling | FBI agent testifies in heated hearing | Uproar after FCC changes rules on consumer complaints | Broadcom makes bid for another US company | Facebook under fire over conspiracy sites Hillicon Valley: Justice Department appeals AT&T-Time Warner ruling | New report on election security | FBI agent testifies in marathon hearing MORE (R-Ark.) and Sen. David Purdue (R-Ga.).

But Trump’s proposal has drawn heat from some conservatives, including the conservative Heritage Action group, which called the plan a “nonstarter.”

Trump’s plan was also panned by Democrats, with Sen. Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezCNN anchors break into laughter over comedian's alleged prank call to Trump Comedian claims he tricked Trump while impersonating Dem senator Schumer: Obama 'very amenable' to helping Senate Dems in midterms MORE (D-N.J.) calling it “dead on arrival” and Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzDems rip Trump DOJ nominee who represented Russian bank The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Expensive and brutal: Inside the Supreme Court fight ahead Dem senator: No argument will 'lay bare' GOP's hypocrisy on Supreme Court MORE (D-Hawaii) saying there is “no public policy justification” for the proposed legal immigration changes.