Skip to comments.PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO: “I’M TAKING CARE OF DACA … WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A ROAD TO CITIZENSHIP”
Posted on 07/10/2020 3:53:19 PM PDT by Theoria
Were working out the legal complexities right now but Im going to be signing a very major immigration bill as an executive order. Im going to make DACA a part of it, President Trump told Noticias Telemundo in an exclusive interview.
Highlights of the interview to air today on Noticias Telemundo at 6:30 pm / 5:30 CT
The full interview will be available for streaming on NoticiasTelemundo.com and the Noticias Telemundo properties on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter
MIAMI July 10, 2020 President Donald Trump spoke with Noticias Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart in an exclusive television interview. Trump discussed immigration, his plans for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the Latino community among other issues.
Highlights of the interview will air today on Noticias Telemundo at 6:30 PM / 5:30 CT and will also be available for streaming on NoticiasTelemundo.com and the Noticias Telemundo properties on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
Here are excerpts of the interview about immigration and DACA. Quotes are from a rush transcript and subject to change. Rules of use: Mandatory credit as Noticias Telemundo interview.
A full transcript will be available on request. Please email Kevin.Gray@nbcuni.com for a copy.
Mr. President, Latinos are on the frontline in many ways. They're tending our fields, transporting our goods. They're on the frontline in the hospitals and as many as 30,000 hospital workers are DACA recipients and yet you seem to be laser-focused on deporting DACA.
I'm not. I'm taking care of DACA. I had a deal with the Democrats and they broke the deal. The DACA could have been taken care of two years ago, but the Democrats broke the deal. All of a sudden they just broke it for no reason. Actually, they had a court case that slightly went their way, and they said, "Oh, let's not talk about the deal anymore". You remember that. We talked about it.
The deal was done. DACA is going to be just fine. Were 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.
Is that an executive order?
I'm going to do a big executive order. I have the power to do it as prresident and I'm going to make DACA a part of it. 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 the Supreme Court now, because of the DACA decision, has given me the power to do that.
Just so I can understand better, so you're planning to include a provision for DACA under an executive order?
That is correct.
To give the 750,000 people legalization, at least temporary?
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.
In the meantime, well 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 another reporter, 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.
Ok, so that's.... that's an executive order, not as a congressional bill.
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 thousand 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 will give them a road to citizenship
When is this going to be...?
I would say over the next four weeks.
Es el “chess” de quatro dimensiones
It’s called the Naturalization Process, Mr. President. IF they really want to be US citizens this is what they have to do.
Whatever the hell he is talking about sounds terrible. Flame away.
I will withhold judgement til I see exactly what is IN this executive order. He tried this two years ago but the Dems refused..they want amnesty for ALL illegals, not just DACA, for all illegals..they allow that and its 20 million new Dem voters
DACA was never legal.
They are still illegal aliens.
Is he trying to lose the election talking amnesty and a path to citizenship?
What, does he want to lose??? No rational person wants to reward lawlessness.
I’d have to see the entire bill before I complain. Getting rid of DACA people was pretty low on my concerns with illegal immigrants either way but it would have to be a pretty good plan for me to just let them become citizens.
TRUST THE PLAN!
That ‘thud’ people heard was the chins of the entire West Wing hitting the desk when they saw that.
WTF? I want a REFUND for getting citizenship for family members!!!! We paid through the nose and followed the LAW!
They are illegal aliens, they would have to go back to their own country to start the naturalization process unless given some form of amnesty.
Last time he offered it the Dems stopped his plan.
Appears I was posting at same time as you. President Trump’s plan is obscene. How will his EO be any more constitutional than Obama’s and why should we be giving, or even talking about AMNESTY for illegal aliens. And what about their family’s? And the chain of millions that follow? Does President Trump think this will win him votes in November?!
It’s apparent he no longer cares for the votes of his base.
I’m good with that.
IMO, we should wait and see what exactly POTUS is planning to do. I admit I’m not terribly comfortable either, with the Path to Citizenship bit, but we’ve only just heard of this, we don’t know the full story yet.
Doesn’t sound great but he’s committed to nothing. I Will reserve judgement.
Whenever the President says something is going to happen within X number of weeks it is never heard from again. I think Trump was spitballing and once reality kicks in he'll realize that what he suggested isn't feasible.
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