Here we go….
A President that is deep trouble in the polls ….
A guy who has campaigned and ranted AGAINST immigration….
The Supreme’s tell him he can’t just cut the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program….
So what does he do?
He does a 180 and says he’ll steal from the Democrats and approve the ‘Dreamers’ for citizenship….And will go farther ?
THAT immediately earns him howls of protest from his supporters who have supported his policy of limited immigration….
President Trump said Friday he intends to sign an executive order on immigration within the next month that he said will include a “road to citizenship” for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
In an interview with Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart, Trump blamed Democrats from walking away from a deal on DACA and said the Supreme Court’s decision last month blocking his administration’s plan to end the Obama-era program gave him “tremendous power.”
“The deal was done. DACA is going to be just fine. We’re putting it in. It’s going to be just fine. And I am going to be, over the next few weeks, signing an immigration bill that a lot of people don’t know about. You have breaking news, but I’m signing a big immigration bill,” Trump told Díaz-Balart.
“Is that an executive order?” the anchor asked.
“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,” Trump responded. “But, we put it in, and we’ll probably going to then 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, which Supreme Court now, because of the DACA decision, has given me the power to do that.”
Asked whether the executive order would provide temporary relief for DACA recipients, Trump said its scope would be much wider.
“No, what I’m going to do is that they’re going to 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,” said Trump.
“But one of the aspects of the bill is going to be DACA. We’re going to have a road to citizenship,” he added.