Now that he's been office for more than a year, U.S. President Donald Trump is set to give his first State of the Union Address on Tuesday night. The speech he gave last year is known as an annual message. One big subject he's expected to focus on is immigration.
The White House issued an immigration reform plan late last week. Among other things, it would allow 1.8 million people who were in the U.S. illegally to eventually become U.S. citizens. That number includes the 700,000 young people who came to America or were brought there illegally as children.
Another major part of the Trump administration's plan calls for $25 billion for border security. That would help the wall the president has called for between the U.S. and Mexico. The plan would put new restrictions on certain forms of immigration to the U.S. and it would allow the government to deport more people who are in America illegally and come from countries that don't border the U.S.
The White House says the plan is a compromise, that should get support from congressional Democrats and Republicans and fulfill the president's immigration priorities as well. But it has been criticized on both sides of the political aisle. Some Republicans opposed the plan to allow people who came to the U.S. illegally to achieve citizenship and some Democrats opposed the plan to put new restrictions on legal immigration to the U.S.
The White House says it's confident the framework could get enough votes to pass in the Senate, but that the House of Representatives would pass a different bill and the two chambers would then have to find common ground.
上周末，白宫发布移民改革方案 。除其他规定以外，方案还允许180万非法移民加入美国籍 。这包括在儿童时期被非法带入美国的70万人 。
特朗普政府的移民改革计划中另一项重要内容是，要求拨款250亿美元维护边境安全 。这笔资金将帮助建造总统要求的美墨边境墙 。该计划将对以特定方式进入美国的移民施加新的限制措施，同时允许政府驱逐更多非法进入美国的人以及那些来自不与美国接壤国家的人 。
白宫表示，这项方案是份折中方案，应该可以得到国会民主党和共和党的支持，同时能完成总统的移民优先任务 。但是，这份方案受到了民共两党的批评 。一些共和党人反对方案中允许非法移民入籍的内容，而一些民主党人则反对对合法移民施加新限制的规定 。
1. be set to do sth. 安排好的；确定的；固定的；
例句：The budgetary arithmetic suggests that government borrowing is set to surge.
2. be known as 称为；叫做；
例句：The statement of total debits and credits is known as a balance.
3. focus on 集中(注意力)；关注；
例句：The talks will focus on economic development of the region.
4. call for 要求；呼吁；
例句：About two dozen unionists staged a protest to call for the immediate setting up of a minimum wage and maximum working hours.