President Trump will reportedly back a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants who came to the country as children, it was revealed today. The plan was outlined in a call between White House adviser Stephen Miller and Republican congressional staff.
Miller also reiterated the three other demands the President has for any final deal on DACA. They are: $25 billion in border wall funding, an end to family-based chain migration and an end to visa lottery programs.
In an impromptu meeting with reporters at the White House yesterday, the president said DACA recipients should “not be concerned” with being deported after March 5, and that a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients was “going to happen.” March 5 is the date the DACA program officially ends.
The president also said yesterday, when asked about Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer’s withdrawal of the offer for funding for the border wall, “I can tell you this, if you don’t have a wall, you don’t have DACA.”