White House unveils new 'bottom line' immigration proposal

The White House is presenting a new immigration framework to Congress.

It marks a significant increase to the population of approximately 690,000 undocumented immigrants who have received protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or 'DACA' program.

The plan would not provide protections for the parents of Dreamers.

The proposal is likely to be met with opposition on both sides of the aisle.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Thursday told reporters in the Capitol he didn't support legislation that would grant a pathway to citizenship after President Trump said he'd support such an approach speaking to reporters at the White House on Wednesday.

“I do not believe we should be granting a path to citizenship to anybody here illegally,” said Cruz, R-Texas. “Doing so is inconsistent with the promises we made to the men and women who elected us.”