(CNSNews.com) - President Donald Trump is suggesting there could be a “bigger deal” on immigration than the one he offered Saturday—that would include an “amnesty” for illegal aliens in the United States.
On Saturday afternoon, Trump gave an address to the nation offering congressional Democrats a trade on border security: If they would let him build 230 miles of “see-through steel barrier” along the nearly 2,000-mile border, he would agree to three years of “provisional status” for illegal aliens who were brought to the U.S. as minors by their parents and also extend “temporary protected status” for another three years to 300,000 aliens whose TPS status is about to expire.
This morning Trump moved further.
In a Tweet, he suggested that for “a much bigger deal” he would offer “amnesty” to illegal aliens.
Trump also said there “will be no big push” to deport the “11,000,000 plus” illegal aliens in the country.
“No, Amnesty was not a part of my offer,” Trump said in his Sunday morning Tweet. “It is a 3-year extension of DACA.
“Amnesty will be used only on a much bigger deal, whether on immigration or something else,” Trump said. “Likewise there will be no big push to remove the 11,000,000 plus people who are here illegally—but be careful Nancy.”
Yesterday, in his address to the nation, Trump revealed that he has no plan to build a wall along the nearly 2,000-mile long border, but instead intends only to build another 230 miles of “see-through steel barrier” in “high priority locations.”
Trump indicated that he believes much of the border has always been protected by water and mountains. By “water” he was presumably talking about the Rio Grande river that runs along the border between Texas and Mexico.
“To physically secure our border, the plan includes $5.7 billion for a strategic deployment of physical barriers, or a wall,” Trump said.
“This is not a 2,000-mile concrete structure from sea to sea. These are steel barriers in high priority locations,” he said.
“Much of the border is already protected by natural barriers, such as mountains and water,” Trump said.
“We already have many miles of barrier, including 115 miles that we are currently building or under contract. It will be done quickly,” he said. “Our request will add another 230 miles this year in the areas our border agents most urgently need.
“It will have an unbelievable impact,” he said.