Trump: “One of the aspects of the bill is going to be DACA. We are going to have a road to citizenship.” pic.twitter.com/M926cty8A1
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Trump told the Mexican television channel Telemundo he’s going to sign an executive order to legalize the DACA babies.
This doesn’t really fit into what is going on right now, so I don’t think this is something real. I think he is definitely not going to legalize the DACA babies.
He said details would be revealed in the next month, then said:
I’m going to do a big executive order. 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.
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.
He added that recent Supreme Court rulings give him “tremendous powers” to do as he wills with immigration:
If you look at the Supreme Court ruling, they gave the president tremendous powers when they said that you could take in, in this case, 700,000 or so people, so they gave powers. Based on the powers that they gave, I’m going to be doing an immigration bill. One of the aspects of the bill that you will be very happy with, and that a lot of people will be, including me and a lot of Republicans, by the way, will be DACA. It gives them a road to citizenship.
People on the internet are getting mad about this, but I seriously would not worry. I’m worried about a lot of things Donald Trump is doing right now, but this isn’t one of them. If anything, this is a sign of something good coming.
Probably he’ll say, “if you haven’t committed a crime, you can stay and maybe get citizenship somehow in the future, if you have committed a crime, you have to go immediately or we’re going to arrest you.” He won’t really actually deport very many, but it will be a big thing to stir up the base before the election.
No way he is going to do anything at all pro-immigrant before the election.
If he does, he’s trying to lose on purpose, in which case we have a very major problem.