Donald Trump spoke on Friday the signing of a decree on immigration that would include a “pathway to citizenship” for 700 000 young people living in the United States without legal status.
“They will be part of a law much more important on immigration,” he said during an interview in Miami with the tv in Spanish Telemundo.
“This will be a very important legislation, very good, based on merit and it will include the DACA”, he added in reference to the acronym of the program protecting since 2012, these young people who arrived illegally with their parents on american soil.
Since then, they have built their life in the United States without obtaining the legal status of a permanent resident while having little or no links with their country of origin.
To protect them from the expulsion, the democratic president Barack Obama had allowed these young people to obtain a social security number, a precious study, work or driving in the United States.
This text will grant them no legal status, but “will give them a pathway to citizenship,” said Donald Trump, who has made the fight against illegal immigration one of the markers of its mandate.
The billionaire republican has decided in 2017 to put an end to the program, DACA, according to him is “illegal”. But the supreme Court has dealt a blow to mid-June, judging by its decision “arbitrary”, especially because the government had not followed the rules of procedure.
The text will be a presidential decree that will not have to be approved by the Congress, and will be signed “within four weeks”, he said, stressing that the White House is currently working on the “legal complexities” of the law.
The cause of these young people, known as “Dreamers”, is popular in the american public opinion. About 30 000 of them are working in the health sector and have been in the front line against the epidemic of the coronavirus.
Donald Trump, for which some of these “Dreamers” are “far from being “angels,””, had, however, promised in November to seek a solution so that they can stay in the United States.
This announcement has pushed a part of the camp republican. The senator from Texas Ted Cruz has been estimated on Twitter that the president had “ZERO constitutional authority to create a “pathway to citizenship” to blow of the decree”.