Trump Says Planned Immigration Order Would Be 'Merit-Based'

Trump Says Planned Immigration Order Would Be ‘Merit-Based’

Originally Published in The New York Times

Reuters - Jeff Mason, Makini Brice, Chris Reese - July 14, 2020

WASHINGTON ā€” U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the immigration executive order his administration was planning would be "merit-based."

"We're going to take care of DACA because I'm going to be doing, in the not too distant future, pretty soon, I'm going to be signing a new immigration action - very, very big merit-based immigration action - that based on the DACA decision, I'll be able to do," Trump told reporters at the White House Rose Garden, using the acronym for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.


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