STATE OF UNION | Trump asks for $1.5 trillion for infrastructure

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Typically, the President's annual meet-and-greet with the guests in the Oval Office suffices for pre-speech pomp and circumstance, however, according to Grisham, the first lady felt the need to host a different event, one that offered more personal exposure to the honorees and a chance to recount their stories.

Waters, an outspoken critic of Trump's, said on MSNBC, "I don't trust him, I don't appreciate him and I wouldn't waste my time sitting in that House listening to what he has to say".

But he sought to repurpose the term "dreamer", saying that it shouldn't be an excuse to shortchange Americans' economic prospects or safety. The public approves of the campaign overall (69%), but Americans have mixed views on whether it has made much difference on the chances of a terrorist attack in the United States.

Pillar one is to extend a carefully defined amnesty to 1.8 million illegal aliens.

The United States now awards about two-thirds of green cards to relatives of American citizens and residents.

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"Because Americans are dreamers too", Trump said, as he promoted both a southern border wall and a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants, including those covered by and eligible for DACA protection, known as "Dreamers", who were brought to the United States illegally as children.

"Millions of people around the world find themselves having to flee their homelands because of persecution and violence that in some cases can be traced back to USA actions".

Trump revoked DACA in September, but surprised his own allies by nearly tripling the number a compromise amnesty would have. Trump is also expected to outline a $1.7 trillion infrastructure program, as well as funding for a Mexican border wall and a path to citizenship for DACA students. The plan would also end the practice known as "catch and release", which is used by immigration enforcement agencies.

And pillar four, Trump said to hissing from Democrats, was an end to "chain migration". That's simply untrue, as certain family members are excluded, and immigrants must wait years to sponsor family members to come to the U.S.

The tax plan provides "tremendous relief" for low- and middle-income families, he said, and almost doubles the standard deduction for everyone.

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The overall proposals brought praise from Trump's allies in the immigration-reform movement.

The president's new plan is said to include $200 billion in federal money over the next 10 years. When I'm not scrolling through various timeline's I'm researching skin care regiments and watching the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The members are citing objections to Trump's rhetoric and politics, with several pointing specifically to reports this month that Trump questioned why the US accepts so many immigrants from "s--hole countries" in Africa and said the USA didn't need more people from Haiti. "Since we passed tax cuts, roughly three million workers have already gotten tax cut bonuses - many of them thousands of dollars per worker".

The president will highlight five issues during Tuesday's address: jobs and the economy, infrastructure, immigration, trade, and national security.

Trump did not shrink from his role as a world leader.

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