On Thursday a White House spokesperson talked to reporters abroad Air Force One that Donald Trump “will not be discussing amnesty” while dealing with Democrats on a bill that will help hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, otherwise known as Dreamers.
“As we have said in the past, there will be no amnesty,” White House spokesperson Lindsay Walters told reporters. “Absolutely by no means will this White House discuss amnesty and the president has made it clear how he feels about no amnesty.”
Trump had a conversation with Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on Wednesday night discussing possible legislation for Dreamers, but according to Trump, “We’re not looking at citizenship. We’re not looking at amnesty. We’re looking at allowing people to stay here.”
Trump doesn’t seem to offer much reassurance to Dreamers. He says they’re looking to allow people to stay in the country, but without legal status how will they work?
Walters did add that Trump could consider a “responsible path forward in immigration reform” that provides “legal citizenship over a period of time.”
Only time will tell.