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Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters Following the Commemoration of the 200th Mile of New Border Wall Construction in San Luis, Arizona

June 23, 2020

Border Security

Q. Mr. President, what do you think of this portion of the wall? How's it looking?

The President. I think it's great. It's great. It's going to be—it's really foolproof. It's solid steel. It's rebar and concrete inside the steel. So we have a very heavy concrete inside the steel. And inside the concrete, we have rebar. So you have everything you could have. It's what they wanted, and that's what we did.

Any questions?

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Policy

Q. Mr. President, with all the problems that we're facing right now, why are you determined to end DACA at this time—with unemployment, with COVID?

The President. Well, we're looking at it. We'll work it out with DACA. I think good things are happening with DACA. They resubmit, but we'll work it out. And the Democrats have been playing with DACA for years, and they haven't done anything. I'll get it done. I'll get it done. And we'll—good things will happen for DACA recipients, and pretty soon.

Q. Is there a message for DREAMers?

The President. So, we're going to—yes. The message is: Put your chin up. Good things are going to happen. You'll watch. Okay?

Immigration

Q. Mr. President, why was the suspension on green cards necessary?

The President. You have to talk up.

Q. Suspension on green cards: Why was it necessary?

The President. So we want to give jobs to Americans right now. Right now we want jobs going to Americans.

Any other questions? Okay. Thank you all very much.

NOTE: The President spoke at 12:46 p.m.

Donald J. Trump, Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters Following the Commemoration of the 200th Mile of New Border Wall Construction in San Luis, Arizona Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/342056

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