President Trump said Thursday that he doesn't want to grant "amnesty" or "citizenship" to the recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but he does want to let them "stay." "We're not looking at citizenship. We're not looking at amnesty. We're looking at allowing people to stay here," Trump said. He didn't elaborate on how his approach would differ from amnesty.
Though just last week Trump announced he was rescinding the program that protected immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, this week he said his administration is "talking about taking care of people, people that were brought here, people that have done a good job and were not brought here of their own volition."
Despite Republicans' tweets indicating outrage and confusion over Trump's apparent deal over dinner with the Democrats to "enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly," Trump swore Thursday he was "doing it in conjunction with the Republicans." "We have a very, very good relationship with a lot of people," he said.
Catch a clip of Trump's comments to reporters below. Becca Stanek