By Chris Jennewein
Reprinted with permission by Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association
Photo: President Trump applauds Congress curing his State of the Union speech. Image from White House video
January 30, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) - President Trump doubled down on his offer of a path to citizenship for California’s estimated 500,000 eligible “Dreamers” Tuesday night in his first State of the Union speech.
The plan, which has drawn criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, would include a 12-year path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants brought to America as children in return for “a great wall on the southern border” and an end to both the visa lottery and chain migration.