In a bipartisan meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday, President Donald Trump seemed open to supporting a broad immigration deal that could establish a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. He also seemed willing to extend protection to immigrants brought into the U.S. as children, although he said that the construction of a border wall with Mexico must be part of any deal to extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
During his presidential campaign, Trump advocated for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally and generally decreasing the number of immigrants accepted into the U.S.
Public Opinion Context
A clear majority of Americans (84%) favored a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally the last time Gallup asked about the issue in 2016. CONT.
RJ Reinhart, Gallup