Pres. Trump said in a Fox News interview today that he will not approve any DACA amnesty legislation that doesn’t include strong border security, end the visa lottery program, and eliminate chain migration.
"Unless it includes a wall, and I mean a wall, a real wall, and unless it includes very strong border security, there’ll be no approvals from me. Because I have to either approve it or not," Pres. Trump said. "There are bills going through. I'm watching one or two of them. We'll see what happens, but I can tell you there is a mood right now for border security …
"Lottery is ridiculous, as you know. They take people from a lottery, where you can imagine these countries are not putting their finest in that lottery. So, I don’t like lottery. Chain migration is a disaster. You look at what’s going on where somebody comes in who’s bad and yet they’ll have 24 members of a family … not one of them do you want.
"So, chain migration is terrible. Lottery is Terrible. We certainly would like to have it in. We have to get rid of catch and release … We have the worst immigration laws in the entire world, by far. Other countries laugh at us ...
"I think it’s time to get the whole package," he said. "We’re going to change the system. We have no choice, for the good of our country."
Pres. Trump’s statement comes after Rep. Carlos Curbelo's (R-Fla.) filed a Discharge Petition for Rep. Jeff Denham's (R-Calif.) resolution (H.Res. 774) earlier this month, which could force a vote in the House on DACA amnesty legislation. So far, 24 House Republicans and 190 Democrats have signed the petition bringing the total number of signers to 212 out of the 218 needed for the Petition to succeed.
For more on this story, see Politico and Reuters.
Updated: Thu, Jun 7th 2018 @ 2:30pm EDT