President Donald Trump said he’ll issue a new order limiting immigration to the U.S. next week that will be “tailored” to a ruling by an Appeals Court that halted his temporary ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
“The new order is going to be very much tailored to what I consider a very, very bad decision,” Trump said at a news conference on Thursday. “We can tailor the order to the decision to get just as much,” he said.
The new order will almost certainly trigger a fresh round of legal challenges on a topic that has riveted the nation and sparked turmoil around the globe over the past two weeks.
A three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Feb. 9 upheld a temporary restraining order on the immigration executive order Trump signed on January 27.
Trump initially indicated that he would challenge that ruling, tweeting soon after it was announced: “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
But subsequently the administration instead decided to offer a revised order constructed less hastily than the first, aware that it needs to be on its strongest footing as its actions face legal and political scrutiny.
Trump also said on Thursday that he is struggling with a program President Barack Obama began to provide work permits to people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, called Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals.
“DACA is a very, very difficult subject for me, I will tell you,” Trump said. “In some cases,” he said, people in the program are “gang members and their drug dealers.”
“In some cases you have some absolutely incredible kids. I would say mostly,” he said. “We’re going to deal with DACA with heart.”
But he didn’t say whether he would stop the program, which has continued to take applications and issue permits under his presidency.
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