US President Donald Trump is working on an executive order to establish a merit-based immigration system, the White House has said.
The White House statement came soon after Donald Trump, in an interview with Telemundo News Channel, said that he was working on an executive order on immigration to include recipients of deferred action for the Childhood Armed (DACA) program “Path of Citizenship” will be included. .
In response to a question, President Trump said that his action on DACA is going to be part of a much larger bill on immigration.
“It’s going to be a very big bill, a very good bill and a merit-based bill and it will include DACA, and I think people will be very happy.”
Donald Trump said, “One of the aspects of the bill is going to be DACA. We have a path to citizenship.” Senator Ted Cruz described the move as a mistake.
“As the president announced today, he is working on an executive order to establish a merit-based immigration system to protect American workers,” the White House said in a statement.
The White House stated, “In addition, the President has long stated that he is ready to work with Congress on a negotiated legislative solution for the DACA, which may include citizenship, as well as stronger border security and permanent eligibility There may also be based improvements. “
The White House said in a statement, “It does not include amnesty. Unfortunately, Democrats have consistently refused these proposals because they are completely opposed to anything other than open borders.”
During the interview, Donald Trump alleged that the opposition broke the deal with him over DACA.
“I had a deal with the Democrats and they broke the deal. DACA may have been noticed two years ago, but the Democrats broke the deal. Suddenly they broke it for no reason. In fact, They really had. ” The court case that went a little further, and they said, “Oh, let’s not talk about the deal now,” he said.
Donald Trump said that a recent US Supreme Court ruling gave the president tremendous authority when he said that in this case, you could take 700,000 or so people.
“Based on the powers he (SC) has given me, I’m going to bring an immigration bill. One of the aspects of the bill that you will be very happy with, and that there will be a lot of people, including myself and me . Donald Trump said, “By the way, there will be a lot of Republicans, DACA.” It will give them the path of citizenship. “