During an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, President Donald Trump indicated he would require that a deal involving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would also end chain migration.
“Chain migration is a disaster for this country and it's horrible,” Trump told Ingraham on her show “The Ingraham Angle.”
During that Thursday broadcast, Trump reiterated his claim that the terrorist — whom he referred to as an “animal” — who attacked New York City on Tuesday, also brought nearly two dozen other immigrants with him after he came to the United States from Uzbekistan.
Trump said on Wednesday that he would end the practice of chain migration, but Thursday's interview offered new details about how he might go about doing that.
Ingraham pressed Trump on whether, when Democrats attempted to negotiate on DACA, he push for an end to chain migration. As Independent Journal Review previously reported, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Trump administration would eventually end DACA, a program implemented by the executive branch, after six months.
That six-month time frame offered Congress the opportunity to provide a way for DACA recipients — immigrants who came to the United States as undocumented minors — to maintain their legal status.
But as Trump's interview revealed, that legislative solution may come with strings attached.
When Ingraham asked Trump about a wall along the southern border, Trump said he would include support for the wall in a DACA deal as well.
“We're going to have a wall,” Trump said before estimating it would cost about $18 billion.
Watch Trump's comments below, via Fox News.