First daughter Ivanka Trump encourages congress to act on immigration
On Monday, during a panel discussion at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, first Daughter and senior advisor to the US Commander-In-Chief, Ivanka Trump, said of DACA recipients, “This is a very complicated issue that needs a long-term congressional fix.”
She later elaborated, “I personally am of the opinion and the President has stated that we have to figure out a good solution that protects these innocent people, many of whom were brought into this country as children. 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be a long-term fix and it cannot be bandaged over at a presidential level through another executive order that can be rescinded through another administration.”
Although these comments would seem to suggest that she hoped to see the DACA program, which protects approximately 800,000 US residents who were brought into the country illegally as children, become permanent codified law, her later comments seemed to suggest she favored the plan of only allowing highly skilled foreign nationals to immigrate to the US, an approach championed by Republicans.
Ms. Trump has a reputation for making vague, open-ended comments as well as having the most influence over her father, so it is difficult to predict what her stance is or how it will lead to immigration policy moving forward.
For more information on US immigration law, pick up the second edition of Immigration For Everyone, now revised for the Trump era. The author of the book, Attorney Gehi, is available for consultation.