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

Warren rips Trump immigration proposal: It's 'insulting'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenElection Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls On The Money: Midterms to shake up House finance panel | Chamber chief says US not in trade war | Mulvaney moving CFPB unit out of DC | Conservatives frustrated over big spending bills Warren suggests Mulvaney broke law by speaking to GOP donors MORE (D-Mass.) ripped the immigration proposal unveiled by President TrumpDonald John TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency 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 CottonGOP senators condemn 'vulgar' messages directed at Collins over Kavanaugh GOP turns its fire on Google Overnight Defense: Trump denies report he's looking at Mattis replacements | Inhofe officially gets Armed Services gavel | Trump revives shutdown threat 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) MenendezDems urge tech companies to remove 3D-gun blueprints Dem senators introduce resolution calling on Trump to stop attacking the press Booming economy has Trump taking a well-deserved victory lap MORE (D-N.J.) calling it “dead on arrival” and Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzOvernight Energy: Warren bill would force companies to disclose climate impacts | Green group backs Gillum in Florida gov race | Feds to open refuge near former nuke site Warren wants companies to disclose more about climate change impacts Congress just failed our nation’s veterans when it comes to medical marijuana MORE (D-Hawaii) saying there is “no public policy justification” for the proposed legal immigration changes.