U.S. President Donald Trump assured that things would get rolling on the immigration front “very soon” during a lengthy press briefing at the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday.

“We are going to be signing an immigration act very soon. It is going to be based on merit, it is going to be very strong,” said Trump to the reporters at the Rose Garden press conference. The executive order pertaining to immigration in a bid to streamline the process and offer a “road to citizenship” for DACA recipients. “We are going to work on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) because we want to make people happy and I will tell you even conservative Republicans want to see something happen with DACA,” he added.

The developments come shortly after Trump repeatedly criticized Democrats for overlooking negotiations over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which came into place during the Obama administration. While Trump has repeatedly attempted to score off the Obama-era program, a Supreme Court ruling decreed that it remains.

Trump also hinted at how Democrats never attempted to better things in regard to DACA, when they had every opportunity to. “They always turned it down. They used it as politics. I am using it to get something done, but we will be signing a very powerful immigration act. It will be great, it will be merit-based. The country has tried to get it for 25 or 30 years,” he said while responding to a reporter’s question.

“It will be strong on the border, but you will come in legally and you will be able to come in legally, and very importantly, we will be taking care of people from DACA in a very Republican way,” he added.

Trump has been pinning his hopes on the forthcoming presidential elections in November and is keen on getting things in line as far as the crisis was concerned, as it continues to be one of Trump’s signature campaigner issues, in order to win the confidence of voters.

The United States of America currently stands at the top spot among countries to be affected by the COVID outbreak and has surpassed the 3 million mark in the cases tested positive.

"The ban on H-1B visas, which are often used to fill very niche positions that are not easily found in the American workforce, will ultimately prove to be counterproductive and is an example of using a nuclear bomb to address a bar fight," said Leon Fresco, a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Obama administration who now represents H-1B workers. Photo by History in HD on Unsplash

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