“I would deport these Dreamers and let them see the country they came from, be ambassadors to our country, and later on give them kind of a fast track to come back into the United States legally and that would take care of a lot of issues,” he told ABC News, talking about recipients of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals.
“A lot of these Dreamers have a good education and all that and they can go into [their home] country and be ambassadors and talk how great America is and also see their country. And maybe some of them don’t want to come back — who knows, if they get a big job — but if they want to come back, let them come back like everybody else, and let them come into our country and do what everybody else does that comes into our country, with a green card,” he said.
Arpaio, who is running for the Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. Jeff Flake in Arizona, said that he’s “always been against amnesty” but he isn’t going to write off the White House’s immigration plan immediately, even though it leaves open the possibility of giving DACA recipients a path to citizenship.
“I don’t know all the facts about what the president said but, you know, he does change his mind so until I see everything in writing I’m not going to get into it,” Arpaio said.