President Donald Trump’s recent willingness to discuss comprehensive immigration reform may spark a new wave of illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration policy experts tell The Daily Caller.
Trump first signaled his willingness to discuss comprehensive immigration reform during a Tuesday bipartisan meeting of lawmakers over the future of the DACA program. The president told Sen. Lindsey Graham during the Tuesday meeting he would “take the heat” if lawmakers wanted to begin talks of comprehensive immigration reform after finding a permanent solution for illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors enrolled in the DACA program.
The president doubled down days later saying he supports “the idea of discussing” comprehensive immigration reform in a Thursday interview with The Wall Street Journal. Asked whether he is open to a pathway to citizenship for non-DACA illegal immigrants Trump replied, “I am always open to discussing everything but that doesn’t mean we’re going to get anywhere close to getting it done,” adding “I’d love to get something done if it’s appropriate.”
“You might as well put a turnstile on the border when you’re talking about things like that because they’re…