According to a US Republican Senator, the President has a solution if the Congress fails to act appropriately and complete DACA reform by the six months.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla) said that Trump told him he was going to “give it some more time” to allow lawmakers to find a solution. Lankford claimed the President said, “We put a six-month deadline out there. Let’s work it out. If we can’t get it worked out in six months, we’ll give it some more times, but we’ve got to get this worked out legislatively.” Lankford made these comments to the Washington Post on Thursday night outside a downhill event.
The Senator stated that the President wants the Congress to pass legislation.
Democrats are seeking support for their “Dream Act” however a draft copy of the bill has not been released.
Republicans have released a copy of the “Succeed Act” which is a merit-based immigration program for dreamers; Lankford helped draft the “Succeed Act.”
“We’ve got to figure out what to do with these kids,” he told an audience of about 200 people at the town hall.
“These are kids that have grown up here. I’m not interested in deporting them and kicking them out. But I’m also not interested in them ending up in a limbo status on this.”