U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed executive order on immigration won’t contain amnesty for migrants that are in the USA illegally but came at the country as kids, a White House spokesman said on Friday.
“This doesn’t include amnesty,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement after Trump said in a television interview his proposed arrangement would have a path to citizenship for these immigrants, called”Dreamers.”
From the meeting using Spanish-language TV network Telemundo,” Trump said his executive order would entail Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the software that protects thousands and thousands of these immigrants in deportation.
“I am planning to do a significant executive order. … And I will create DACA part of it,” Trump said. “We are likely to have a path to citizenship”
The U.S. Supreme Court last month dealt a significant setback to Trump’s hardline immigration policies, obstructing his bidding to finish DACA, which was made in 2012 by his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama.
The judgment didn’t stop Trump from attempting again to terminate the program. However, his government might find it tricky to rescind it and acquire any ensuing legal conflict – before the Nov. 3 election where he’s seeking another term in office.
The White House announcement said Trump’s executive order could set a merit-based immigration system and revealed that Trump would work with Congress to a legislative solution which”could incorporate citizenship, together with strong border protection and permanent merit-based reforms,” but no amnesty.
Roughly 644,000 people – largely Hispanic immigrants born in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – are now registered in DACA, which shields them in deportation and supplies them work permits. It doesn’t provide a route to citizenship.
Trump’s opinions to Telemundo drew an immediate rebuke from his fellow Republican, Senator Ted Cruz, who composed at a Twitter article that”it could be a massive mistake if Trump attempts to expand amnesty.”
“There’s ZERO inherent authority for a President to make a”road to citizenship” by executive fiat,” Cruz wrote.
Trump gave the interview to Telemundo as a part of his outreach to Hispanic voters, which is critical to the results of his Nov. 3 election showdown with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.