President Donald Trump announced a “road to citizenship” via a new executive order for DACA recipients during an interview with Telemundo on Friday:
Trump: “One of the aspects of the bill is going to be DACA. We are going to have a road to citizenship.” pic.twitter.com/M926cty8A1
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) July 10, 2020
The announcement was light on details and the president said “we are working out the legal complexities right now”:
Trump told Telemundo he’s doing an immigration measure “over the next few weeks.”
“A lot of people don’t know about it,” he said.
DACA will be part of the measure he signs, he said.
“We are working out the legal complexities right now,” Trump said. https://t.co/CuMOhDZ7jF
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 10, 2020
We eagerly await the EO:
Trump told Telemundo the following about how he is going to protect DACA recipients: "I'm going to be signing a very major immigration bill as an executive order, which the Supreme Court now, because of the DACA decision, has given me the power to do that."
This makes no sense.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 10, 2020
Because it’s not clear what’s going on here:
I cannot successfully reverse-engineer what Donald Trump might have been told by policymakers in his administration that led to this output. It is both descriptively inaccurate and predictively useless. https://t.co/osQFmQplSy
— Dara Lind (@DLind) July 10, 2020
To be continued. . .
Update 1. Ted Cruz responds:
There is ZERO constitutional authority for a President to create a “road to citizenship” by executive fiat.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 10, 2020
Update 2. The walk-back begins?
Spoke to administration sources: The EO does not include a path to immigration for DACA recipients… because it's entirely illegal. The Trump Administration is still working on rescinding DACA.
This EO is going to be all merit based immigration prioritizing based on skill https://t.co/AL4O7hKLpf
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) July 10, 2020
Update 3. This isn’t going over well:
I hope he's speaking about Mexican citizenship. https://t.co/tblwBGi3aG
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 10, 2020
Update 4. Clarification from the White House:
White House clarifies Trump’s telemundo interview, via pool. pic.twitter.com/9q1mdea969
— 🌝 ⬅️ ➡️ tanvi ⬅️ ➡️ 🌝 (@Tanvim) July 10, 2020