President Trump hopes that Congress will have an immigration and border deal ready for him by the time he returns from the Davos Forum in Switzerland. Trump says that he is open to the deal including a 'pathway toward citizenship' for DACA recipients.
"We're going to morph into it". Trump said of Dreamer's citizenship. "It’s going to happen—over a period of 10 to 12 years. If somebody's done a great job and worked hard, it keeps the incentive to do a great job," he said. "I think it's a nice thing to have the incentive, after a period of years, of being able to become a citizen."
The President emphasized, however, that the deal for an estimated 700,000 Dreamers would hinge on whether $25 billion is secured for building a border wall along with another $5 billions for immigration related spending.
Trump told reporters that they can pass along a message to Dreamers that "they have nothing to worry about." South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has been pushing for a bipartisan deal and called Trump's remarks a "breakthrough." "I truly appreciate President Trump making it clear that he supports a path to citizenship for DACA recipients," said Graham.
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