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

Warren rips Trump immigration proposal: It's 'insulting'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren's 'ultra wealth' tax is misleading Hillicon Valley: New York says goodbye to Amazon's HQ2 | AOC reacts: 'Anything is possible' | FTC pushes for record Facebook fine | Cyber threats to utilities on the rise O’Rourke heading to Wisconsin amid 2020 speculation MORE (D-Mass.) ripped the immigration proposal unveiled by President TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is 'clear abuse of presidential power' O'Rourke says he'd 'absolutely' take down border wall near El Paso if he could 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 CottonSenate approves border bill that prevents shutdown 'Morning Joe' host quizzes Howard Schultz on price of a box of Cheerios Huawei charges escalate Trump fight with China 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) MenendezWilliam Barr is right man for the times This week: Trump delivers State of the Union amid wall fight BuzzFeed story has more to say about media than the president MORE (D-N.J.) calling it “dead on arrival” and Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzOvernight Health Care: Push for cosponsors for new 'Medicare for all' bill | Court lets Dems defend ObamaCare | Flu season not as severe as last year, CDC says Dems unveil bill to let VA doctors prescribe medical marijuana David Hogg: GOP's plan to deal with climate change is 'thoughts and prayers' MORE (D-Hawaii) saying there is “no public policy justification” for the proposed legal immigration changes.