Sunday, July 12, 2020

PATH TO CITIZENSHIP ... NOT SO FAST: WH Walks Back Pres Trump's Statement on Dreamers

Photo by Kevin Lamarque via Reuters
President Trump’s planned executive order on immigration will not include amnesty for migrants in the United States illegally but arrived as children, a White House spokesman said Friday.
“This does not include amnesty,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement, after Trump said in a TV interview his planned order would include a road to citizenship for such immigrants, known as “Dreamers.”
In the interview with Spanish-language TV network Telemundo, Trump said his executive order would involve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program that protects hundreds of thousands of such immigrants from deportation.
“I’m going to do a big executive order. … And I’m going to make DACA a part of it,” Trump said. “We’re going to have a road to citizenship.”
The U.S. Supreme Court last month dealt a major setback to Trump’s hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end DACA, which was created in 2012 by his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama.
The ruling did not prevent Trump from trying again to end the program. But his administration may find it difficult to rescind it — and win any ensuing legal battle — before the Nov. 3 election in which he is seeking a second term in office.
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