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Ivanka Trump recently voiced support for more permanent measures to protect those under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.
First daughter Ivanka Trump recently voiced support for more permanent measures to protect those under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.
“I think that this is a very complicated issue that needs a long-term Congressional fix. I personally am of the opinion — and the president has stated this — that we have to figure out a good solution that protects these innocent people, many of whom were brought to this country as children," she said while participating in Fortune’s 'Most Powerful Women Summit' held on Monday.
“There has to be a long-term fix, and it cannot be bandaged over at a presidential level through another executive order that can be rescinded by a subsequent administration," Ivanka noted.
Her comments come not long after her father, President Trump, called for an end to the DACA program, which was put in place by Barack Obama.
Trump has given Congress until March to come up with a means of addressing the issues faced by roughly 800,000 individuals.
Though the president, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer appeared to have reached an agreement on the matter last month, the list of demands the White House submitted to Congress suggests otherwise.
The New York Times reports, based on information provided by White House officials, those requirements include, “construction of a wall across the southern border, the hiring of 10,000 immigration agents, tougher laws for those seeking asylum and denial of federal grants to ‘sanctuary cities.’”
A joint statement released by Pelosi and Schumer characterizes that list as, “anathema to the Dreamers, to the immigrant community and to the vast majority of Americans.”
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