By Alan Gomez, USA Today
Remaking the nation’s immigration system has been a central theme of President Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House, meaning the 2020 elections will likely serve as a referendum on his actions and an opportunity for Democrats to propose a different path.
From the treatment of asylum-seeking Central Americans to the fate of the 11 million undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S., the 2020 campaign is expected to feature intense disagreements over how many and what kind of immigrants are allowed to enter the U.S.
The outcome of those contests will decide the fate of millions of would-be immigrants, and affect the lives of millions of Americans whose neighbors, co-workers and classmates are increasingly foreign-born.
As Democratic presidential candidates continue developing their immigration proposals, here’s a look at the key issues they’ll face on the campaign trail and where both parties have generally stood on each topic.