Trump Promises ‘Road to Citizenship’ for DACA Illegal Aliens

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John Binder
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Article date: 
11 July 2020
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National News
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President Trump says he will be signing “a very major immigration bill” within the next month that provides a “road to citizenship” to the roughly 800,000 illegal aliens who are enrolled in former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
During an interview with Telemundo on Friday, Trump said he is working on a comprehensive immigration plan [code for amnesty for illegal aliens] that will allow hundreds of thousands of DACA illegal aliens to remain permanently in the U.S. and eventually obtain American citizenship....
From What The Heck Is Going On With DACA?, VDare, July 17, 2020:
First, off there are Trump’s bizarre comments on DACA. Trump told Telemundo in an interview last weekend that his DACA executive order would give illegal aliens who arrived to the US as minors a “path to citizenship.” This was a disturbing statement, but it seemed like on Trump’s ramblings where he says stuff without knowing what he’s talking about. This has been a common feature of his immigration rhetoric in the White House. He’s also not legally able to give citizenship to these illegals via executive order [Trump's planned order on 'dreamers' will not include amnesty, White House says, Reuters, July 10, 2020].

Sure enough, it was an example of Trump just mouthing an empty platitude. Shortly after the interview aired, the White House clarified that there absolutely would be no pathway to citizenship in the DACA executive order.

But, according to independent journalist Ryan Girdusky, someone in Trump’s orbit is trying to persuade the president that it would help his election chances if he gives amnesty to Dreamers. This would do the opposite, yet we may see Trump try to do this through another attempt at a DACA grand bargain....