Trump on DACA: "We're Not Looking At Citizenship... We're Looking At Allowing People To Stay"


President Trump said Thursday that there was no deal made with Democratic leaders Wednesday night on DACA and there must be a border wall in order to reach an agreement to protect recipients of the program. However, he made it clear that "everybody is onboard" for a plan to allow the so-called "DREAMers" to stay.

Trump visited areas damaged by Hurricane Irma Thursday afternoon.

DONALD TRUMP: We're not looking at citizenship. We're not looking at amnesty. We're looking at allowing people to stay here. We're working with everybody. Republican. We're working with Democrats. I just spoke to Paul Ryan, he is on board, everybody is onboard. We're not talking about amnesty. We're talking about taking care of people, people who were brought here, people who have done a good job, and were not brought here of their own volition.

But very importantly, what we want, we have to have a wall. If the wall is going to be obstructed, when we need the funds at a later date... then we're not doing anything...

What we're doing is, we're doing it in conjunction with the Republicans... A lot of people want this to happen, they expect it to happen, and we'll see if it happens. But we'll only do it if we get extreme security. Not only surveillance, but everything that goes along with surveillance. Ultimately, we have to have the wall. If we don't have the wall, we're doing nothing.

(Video via Bloomberg Politics)

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