Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on the importance of immigration reform and the importance the country’s border should be secured.
They also agreed that both candidates would prioritize immigration reform in their first year in office.
Trump said he was working on a border security plan with Clinton and pledged to sign an executive order “in a week or so.”
The president-elect, in a statement, said he would also work with congressional Republicans on border security and border security in his first 100 days.
“The issue of immigration is not going away,” Trump said.
“We must ensure that all those who come to our country do so lawfully, with the protections they deserve, and that their families and friends have the opportunities they deserve.
I will do everything in my power to protect the border.”
Trump also said he will “make sure that border security funding is not cut, and border enforcement will not be cut.”
“Our border is not secure,” he said.
Trump also praised Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the 2016 Republican presidential candidate, as a “great candidate.”
He said he and his wife, Heidi, would continue to support Rubio in his upcoming Senate reelection campaign.
Trump and Clinton also agreed on a $25 billion “border security” plan.
Clinton said that, after a “long and grueling process” of negotiations, the plan would be finalized in the coming days.
Trump’s plan would spend $1 trillion over 10 years on border enforcement and border fencing, including $1.5 trillion on infrastructure.
The plan would also include $400 billion in border security assistance to the states and territories and $100 billion for other projects.
“This is a big deal,” Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, said in a video.
“If you’re not paying attention, we’re going to fix this.”
The two also agreed to support immigration reform during the 2020 Census, according to the statement.
Clinton’s plan includes a pathway to citizenship for those in the country illegally, including undocumented immigrants who entered the country before Oct. 1, 2001, and a pathway for undocumented immigrants in the United States to apply for green cards, a program that is popular with Hispanic voters.
Trump, in his statement, also said the new plan would include a path to citizenship.
The statement also said both candidates supported a path forward for DACA, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects undocumented immigrants brought to the United State as children from deportation.
“When I became president, we took action to end DACA, but it is still being used by criminals, gang members, and terrorists who threaten our communities and our country,” Clinton said.