Washington, July 11
President Donald Trump is engaged on an govt order to determine a merit-based immigration system within the US, the White House has mentioned.
The White House assertion got here quickly after Trump, in an interview with Spanish-language Telemundo information channel, mentioned he’s engaged on an govt order on immigration that can embody a “road to citizenship” for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme.
The DACA programme gives for work permits and different protections for folks delivered to the US as youngsters by undocumented dad and mom. It impacts an estimated 700,000 younger folks, lots of whom are Indian or South Asian descent.
Responding to a query through the interview, Trump mentioned his motion on the DACA goes to be a part of a a lot 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 are going to be very happy,” mentioned the president.
“One of the aspects of the Bill is going to be DACA. We’re going to have a road to citizenship,” Trump mentioned.
President Trump had tried to cancel the Obama-era programme, however the Supreme Court final month mentioned it might keep in place.
Trump, who’s looking for re-election in November, has lengthy sought to overtake the US immigration system to be based mostly on advantage fairly than household ties. Immigration stays certainly one of Trump’s signature marketing campaign points. “The President has long said he is willing to work with the Congress on a negotiated legislative solution to DACA, one that could include citizenship,” the White House mentioned. — PTI