Oct 5, 2017

White House crafting hardline proposal that could tank DACA deal

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller. Photo: Susan Walsh / AP

White House adviser Stephen Miller is crafting a proposal "to demand hardline immigration reforms in exchange for supporting a fix on the DACA program," according to Politico. Per Politico, the administration's "immigration wish-list" is expected soon, though the plans are not finalized.

Why it matters: Miller, an immigration hardliner, is including the idea to cut "legal immigration by half over the next decade," Politico reports. This could keep many Democrats and some Republicans from accepting the proposal, and possibly ruin the chances for a deal.

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