Trump announces plan to give citizenship to ‘dreamers’

Trump announces plan to give citizenship to 'dreamers'

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The President of the United States, Donald Trump, announced yesterday that he will promote an immigration decree so that the ‘dreamers’, young children who come to the country without documents, have a way for citizenship. Afp Photo / File

Trump, who is seeking re-election in November, tried to cancel in 2017 the program promoted by his predecessor Barack Obama to give legal protection to dreamers against deportations and a work permit for these young people through a program known as DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

We will have a path to citizenship, added Trump, who announced that it is a merit-based bill.

In the United States, some 700,000 people, most of them of Latin American origin, benefit from the DACA program, whose cancellation was challenged in court and ended with a ruling by the Supreme Court blocking the Executive’s decision. During the interview, Trump argued that the Supreme Court decision empowers him to issue this decree.

“There is zero constitutional authority for a president to create a ‘path for citizenship’ through a decree,” said Republican Senator Ted Cruz.


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