Priebus: Not Making Any Commitments on When Trump Will Undo DACA

By Melanie Arter | January 23, 2017 | 12:25pm EST
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (AP Photo)

( – White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told “Fox News Sunday” that he refused to give a timeline to when President Donald Trump will undo former President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

“I’m not going to make any commitments to you,” Priebus said when asked when Trump would undo Obama's executive action on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

“Let's turn to what he’s going to actually be doing this week. Monday, he says it’s his first full day of work, although he’s already done quite a lot already. What -- do you know what executive actions he’s going to sign tomorrow and this week? And specifically, and is he going to undo DACA, the Obama executive action to defer deportation for the 700,000 so-called DREAMers who were brought into this country illegally as children?” host Chris Wallace asked.

“Well, on the last one, I think we’re going to work with House and Senate leadership as well to get a long-term solution on that issue,” Priebus replied.

“So, he won’t undo DACA until he--” Wallace interrupted.

“I’m not going to make any commitments to you, but I’ve, you know, I’m obviously foreshadowed there a little bit, but I think this week, we’re going to talk about trade. I think we’re going to talk about that a little bit more tomorrow. I think we’re going to talk about immigration this week and we’re going to have a time of national security, a conversation about that, obviously, with General Mattis,” Priebus said.

“Will he undo some of the Obama executive orders?” Wallace asked.

“I think you’re going to see more of that coming, perhaps this week.  Executive orders on those three topics. Thursday, we’re expecting to make an appearance at the Senate House Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. So, it’s going to be a full week, and this president is going to work hard. I mean, I’ve never seen anyone work harder and have more energy than this president,” Preibus said.

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