President Trump Offers Path To Citizenship For DACA Undocumented Immigrants

President Trump Offers Path To Citizenship For DACA Undocumented Immigrants

By Hector Rodriguez

President Donald Trump offered a path to citizenship for DACA undocumented immigrants this week.

According to the POTUS, this will come in the form of an executive order.

“I’m going to do a big executive order,” he said during an interview.

“I have the power to do it as president. And I’m going to make DACA a part of it. But we put it in and we’re probably then going to be taking it out.

“We’re working out the legal complexities right now, but I’m going to be signing a very major immigration bill as an executive order. I’m going to make DACA a part of it.”

There are currently roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who are part of former President Barack Obama’s program.

“No, what I’m going to do is that they’re going to [be] part of a much bigger bill on immigration. It’s going to be a very big bill, a very good bill, and merit-based bill, and it will include DACA, and I think people are going to be very happy.

“In the meantime, we’ll put it in, we’ll take it out… I think people are going to be very happy with it, but one of the aspects of the bill, which frankly, nobody knows about until right now because I told no other report[ers], so you have breaking news. Congratulations. But one of the aspects of the bill is going to be DACA. We’re going to have a road to citizenship.”

The initial response from Republicans to the President’s proposal has been overwhelmingly negative. It will be interesting to see if that changes as the details of the plan continue to emerge.

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Hector Rodriguez is a 15-year veteran in the news business and has worked for ABC, CNN and NBC in various capacities. Over the years his work has been published in the New York Times, New Yorker, Washington Post and LA Times. His primary areas of focus are Business, Technology, Media and Economics.