Sen. Perdue: Trump Has Hit 'Brilliant Sweet Spot' on Immigration
President Trump's immigration framework has received criticism from both the left and the right, but Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) thinks Trump's proposal hit a "brilliant sweet spot."
Trump’s plan would offer a path to citizenship for 1.8 million so-called “Dreamers,” illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors. He is insisting on $25 billion in funding for a border wall and security. The proposal also calls for a crackdown on chain migration and the diversity visa lottery program.
On "Fox & Friends" on Monday, Perdue said Trump understands what the American people want, and this immigration framework is in total alignment with that.
"I think the president has hit a brilliant sweet spot here, and I can’t imagine why Democrats or any Republicans wouldn’t support this, because it solves the four basic elements that he laid out a few weeks ago," Perdue said.
The Georgia lawmaker said that Trump is an expert negotiator, and he has found a middle ground that addresses DACA, funding for a border wall and security, chain migration and the visa lottery system.
"Sure, there are going to be complaints about any one of the facets. But what it does is provide certainty for this DACA population; but it also eliminates the cause that got us here in the first place," Perdue said.
"The only reason people would avoid voting for this is because of political self-interest. If you look at it in its entirety, it's a great bill for America."
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