Many are saying that the Trump administration is having a hard time resolving and defining what it aims to do with the people that enter the country illegally.
In an interview with the Associated Press, President Trump said that those children imported in the US illegally as known as DREAMers and now secured by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals project was developed under Obama administration, should be considered as safe and not to worry about eviction.
In contradictory of Trumps saying, Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week said that “everyone that enters the country unlawfully” could possibly be targeted and deported, especially the ones which are known to have criminal activity in their past.
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an interview on ABC, said that ”there’s no doubt the president has sympathy for young people who were brought here at early ages,”. He also said that the Department of Homeland Security can act in case of DREAMers especially on the ones with criminal history.
“We don’t have the ability to round up everybody and there’s no strategy to do that,” Sessions said. “But we are going to focus first, as the president directed us, on the criminal element and we’ve got to get that under control.”
In the interview on Friday, when President Trump was asked whether his administration official policy will let the DREAMers to stay or will they be deported from the country, he answered that that would stay.
“That’s our policy,” Trump said. “On the long-term we are going to have to fix the problem, the whole immigration problem.”
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in an interview on CNN said that “The point that I think the attorney general is making is they are here unlawfully and are subject to deportation. That’s what the law says. Now what we actually do is another story. My organization has not targeted these so-called dreamers. And we have more important criminals to go after.”