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Trump says he’s open to citizenship path for DACA recipients

The Hill [1]
January 25, 2018

President Trump on Wednesday said he is open to offering young immigrants a pathway to citizenship over 10-12 years, as long as he gets billions of dollars to pay for a border wall and other security measures.  

Under his forthcoming immigration plan, which will be released Monday, Trump told reporters that protections for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would “morph into” citizenship over that period.

“We’re going to morph into it. It’s going to happen, at some point in the future, over a period of 10 to 12 years,” he said.

A senior administration official later clarified that citizenship is a “discussion point” in the plan and that young immigrants would have to meet certain conditions in order to gain it.

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