The President said that the decision can become part of immigration reform, and reiterated its demand to allocate money for the construction of the wall on the border
WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald trump said he was willing to consider granting citizenship to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
“We’ll move on. It will happen at some point in the future for 10-12 years,” said trump to a group of journalists at the White house on Wednesday.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who proposed a bipartisan agreement on immigration with Senator Dick by Urbinum, hastened to endorse the President’s words, saying that they “will allow us to solve the difficult problem.”
According to the President, the decision problem of the so-called “dreamers” – participants of the Program of deferred action for arrivals in the U.S. children (DACA) – should be part of immigration reform, restricting immigration based on family ties and the decline of the visa lottery.
Trump also said that he wants the allocation of $ 25 billion for the construction of a wall along the 3,200 kilometre border with Mexico.
The President’s statement was made prior to his departure for the world economic forum in Switzerland.
A few hours before the administration announced that on Monday will publish the main provisions of the plan “represents a compromise that may support members of both parties.”
It seems that this package is an attempt by the White house to lead an emotionally loaded debate on immigration.
The reforms proposed by the administration, “was compiled in cooperation with the law enforcement officers working on the front line, and career civil servants who know what is needed for America’s security”, said press Secretary of the White house Sarah Huckabee Sanders at a press briefing on Wednesday.
The administration says that the reform is based on four fundamental principles: protection of borders and the closing of legal loopholes, limiting chain migration based on family ties, the abolition of the visa lottery, as well as the development of a permanent solution for participants in the DACA program that allowed certain illegal immigrants caught in the United States as children to avoid deportation and be able to work legally.
According to the spokesperson, these principles were developed based on conversations “with dozens of” members of the house of representatives and the Senate from both parties.
At a meeting with mayors of American cities earlier Wednesday, trump lashed out at mayors who a few hours before, refused to participate, when it was reported that the Ministry of justice requires that 23 States and the cities of new evidence of cooperation with Federal immigration authorities.
It is about providing information about illegal immigrants, taken into custody on suspicion of committing crimes.
“Mayors who have decided to boycott this event, put the needs of illegal immigrants, criminals above law-abiding Americans,” the President said, noting that “the vast majority” of mayors came to meet you. According to trump, they “believe in the safety of their cities.”
The mayor of new York bill de Blasio wrote on Twitter that he had decided not to participate because the Department of justice “decided to resume the racist attacks on our immigrant community.”
“It will not make us safer and violates the core values of America,” he wrote.