Trump weighs executive orders on China, manufacturing, immigration, says assistant

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – United States President Donald Trump is considering multiple executive orders directed at China, manufacturing and immigration, his chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters at the White House on Monday, though he offered few details.

“This is a series of executive orders that can range from dealing with some of the immigration problems that we have before us, to some of the manufacturing and employment problems that we have before us, and finally dealing with China, on what we have to do it there in terms of restoring that balance, “Meadows said.

Since taking office in 2017, Trump has tried to terminate a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants living illegally in the United States from deportation after entering as children, a group often called “Dreamers.”

Last month, the United States Supreme Court blocked Trump’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy established by former President Barack Obama, which protects approximately 649,000 immigrants from the deportation.

Previously on Fox News, Meadows said: “We are going to look at a number of issues related to prescription drug prices, and we will do so when Congress cannot.”

It was unclear what an executive order on China or manufacturing would entail.

Reports by Doina Chiacu and Susan Heavey; Editing by Catherine Evans and Nick Zieminski

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