White House floats an offer to keep legal immigration at 1 million per year instead of cutting it

As the Senate prepares to begin a free-wheeling debate over immigration next week, White House officials have begun floating a possible compromise idea — a pledge to maintain legal immigration at current levels, about 1.1 million people a year, for more than a decade.

President Trump has proposed a series of measures, including restrictions on family unification, which he calls "chain migration," and an end to the visa lottery, that critics say ultimately could cut legal immigration to America by 40 percent or more.

Read more at The Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-trump-immigration-20180210-story.html