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Trump working on new immigration Bill: officials

U.S. President Donald Trump is working on an executive order to establish a merit-based immigration system, the White House has said.

The White House statement came soon after Mr. Trump, in an interview with Telemundo News channel, said he is working on an executive order on immigration that will include a “road to citizenship” for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme.

Responding to a question, Mr. Trump said his action on the DACA is going to be part of a much bigger Bill on immigration. “It’s going to be a very big Bill, a very good Bill, and a merit-based Bill and it will include DACA, and I think people are going to be very happy,” he said.

“As the President announced today, he is working on an executive order to establish a merit-based immigration system to further protect U.S. workers,” the White House said in a statement.

During the interview, Mr. Trump alleged that the Opposition broke the deal with him on the DACA. Mr. Trump said the recent Supreme Court ruling gave the President tremendous powers when they said that “you could take in, in this case, 7,00,000 or so people.”

“Based on the powers that they [Supreme Court] gave, I am going to be doing an immigration Bill. One of the aspects of the Bill that you will be very happy with will be the DACA. It will give them a road to citizenship,” said Mr. Trump.

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