Trump says upcoming immigration measure will include DACA; exec order not enough, says RLG Immigration Chair Darius Amiri

By Franco Ordonez | NPR

President Trump on Friday said he plans to unveil sometime in the next month an immigration measure that he said would include some protections for DACA — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that provides for work permits and other protections for people brought to the U.S. as children by undocumented parents.

Trump had tried to cancel the Obama-era program, but the Supreme Court last month said it could stay in place.

In an interview with Noticias Telemundo,Trump made a series of seemingly conflicting comments about his next steps. He said he would be “taking care” of DACA and said the program would be “just fine.” He said he would be signing a “big immigration bill,” which he also called a “big executive order,” and said, “I’m going to make DACA a part of it.”

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“While DREAMers would welcome any action that provides a “pathway to citizenship” as the President mentions, the recent Supreme Court decision made it abundantly clear that any executive order may be reviewed or rescinded by a future Administration so long as that decision is not made in an arbitrary and capricious manner. What is truly needed is comprehensive bipartisan legislation that secures the future of our nation’s DREAMers, not a compromise through executive order meant to score points prior to an election.” ~ Darius Amiri, Chair of the Immigration Department at Rose Law Group

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