January 26, 2018
President Trump said Friday that he and Republicans want to find a way to extend protections for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Trump said during an interview with CNBC’s Joe Kernen that “nobody wants to take care of DACA more than myself and the Republican party.”
“Look, we’re going to try and make a deal on DACA. We have a good chance of making it. What we need is we need the wall, we need security, we need security at the border,” Trump said.
The president unveiled his framework for an immigration bill on Thursday, requesting $25 billion largely for his promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and providing a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million DACA recipients.
“These are good people, these are people that should be able to stay in this country. We’re going to solve the DACA problem. But we also want to solve a tremendous problem on the southern border, which is crime,” Trump said.
This article was posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8:27 am