Trump: I want American kids to be DREAMers also.
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:25pm

I don't think he knows what DREAMers are.

From his interview with The Wall Street Journal:
WSJ: So when you say you have to have people, clearly there’s the 800,000 ‘DREAMers,’ but there’s also the larger group of people who are currently in the country…

Mr. Trump: That’s a different discussion.

WSJ: So, you said on Tuesday…

Mr. Trump: That’s comprehensive—well, if we could do that, that’s fine. I don’t know that that’s going to be possible.

There’s a lot of—there’s a lot of—there’s a big difference—first of all, there’s a big difference between DACA and DREAMers, OK?

DREAMers are different. And I want American kids to be DREAMers also, by the way. I want American kids to be DREAMers also.

But there’s a big difference between DACA and DREAMers. And a lot of times when I was with certain Democrats they kept using the word DREAMer. I said, “Please, use the word DACA.” You know it’s a totally different word.

WSJ: Sure.

Mr. Trump: OK, people think they’re interchangeable, but they’re not.

Hmmm. From What Is the DREAM Act and Who Are DREAMers?
The Initial DREAM Act S.1291 (2001)

The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act (S.1291) legislation was introduced in 2001 as a bipartisan bill in the Senate. The legislative goal was to provide a means for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to gain a pathway to permanent legal status; provided those individuals achieved certain milestones, including:
  • Attending or graduating from an institution of higher learning;

  • Be of a certain age to apply;

  • Be physically present in the U.S. for a certain number of years;

  • Have good moral character; and,

  • Not have violated other immigration laws

Individuals who would have qualified under the DREAM Act are often referred to as “DREAMers.” The term has been used to define individuals in the U.S. who were brought to the country at an early age without documentation but have assimilated to U.S. culture and have been educated by U.S. school systems.

[...List of failed attempts to get the DREAM Act passed...]

While Congress debates issues regarding comprehensive immigration reform, the Department of Homeland Security has implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, effective August 15, 2012, in hopes of providing some form of temporary relief to the DREAMers in the U.S.

And this, dear citizen, is the man who is leading immigration legislation efforts in Washington.

    • Absolutely shocking & abysmal ignorance. Sia☺giah, Fri Jan 12 9:05pm
      HOW can the GOP not have issues with this guy to where they recognize they need to dump him ??? tRUMP is so beyond ignorant and simply doesn't have a CLUE. Why does NO ONE tell him that he's wrong?
    • ...Amadeus, Fri Jan 12 2:58pm