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U.S. Immigration Reforms May Hit a Wall in Congress

MIN READJan 10, 2018 | 23:20 GMT

An asylum seeker waits in a security line for his immigration hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Jan. 11, 2017. Immigration reform is shaping up to be one of the main domestic priorities for the Trump administration in 2018.

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One of U.S. President Donald Trump's main promises on the 2016 campaign trail was to limit both illegal and legal migration. Nearly a year into his tenure, immigration reform is indeed shaping up to be a domestic priority for the Trump administration. The White House presented Congress an extensive list of reform demands in October 2017, which have been whittled down to form the basis of negotiations in the legislature. But as with many of Trump's other bold campaign promises, overhauling the U.S. immigration system will be easier said than done....

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