President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly told Congressional Democrats that there will never be a physical border wall. Kelly claims Trump's immigration promises on the campaign trail were 'uninformed' and not based in policy realities.
White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that the United States will never construct a physical wall along the entire stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border and that some of President Trump’s campaign promises on immigration were “uninformed. “Certain things are said during the campaign that are uninformed,” Kelly said.“One thing is to campaign, another thing is to govern. It’s really hard,” he added later.
Instead of focusing on a wall, Kelly asserted that there will be some points along the border with Mexico which will be enforced with 'physical barriers'. Kelly also said that in no way would Mexico be paying for the border wall, a campaign promise that Trump has kept reiterating. The administration is also working towards a permanent solution for Haitian, Salvadorans who are in the United States under 'temporary protective status'. Recently, the Trump administration announced their intention to terminate the 'temporary protective status' of these groups.
Once the issue of dreamers and border security is resolved, Kelly said during the meeting, he expects the administration and Congress to work together on the future of people with temporary protected status.