President Trump Tuesday said he would sign an executive order to take care of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and emphasize merit-based education. President Trump said last Friday he would sign an executive order which would include a “road to citizenship” for DACA recipients. President Trump told Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart he had pledged to end DACA since he was on the campaign trail in 2015 when he called the program an “illegal executive order,” but that this bill wouldn’t just be for temporary relief but would be a far more encompassing merit-based bill. One of the aspects of the executive order is going to be DACA. We are going to have a road to citizenship.
President Trump’s announcement comes a few weeks after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to reject President Trump’s attempt to dismantle the program for young immigrants. The Supreme Court ruled the Trump administration had not provided proper legal justification to end the program established under President Obama in 2012. The Supreme Court then began oral arguments for the case in November 2019, which prompted President Trump to tweet, “Many of the people in DACA, no longer very young, are far from angels. ‘Some are very tough, hardened criminals.”
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