Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward, who has embraced virtually all of President Donald Trump's policies, is rejecting his plan to create a path to citizenship for up to 1.8 million undocumented immigrants as an "amnesty."

Ward tells me on this weekend’s “Sunday Square Off” that she favors building a wall on the Mexico border before granting any kind of permanent legal status to hundreds of thousands of Dreamers.

Those young men and women were brought to the U.S. illegally as children but are shielded from deportation under the so-called DACA program, an executive order that the president will end in just five weeks, on March 5.

Congress and the president are now racing to strike a deal on immigration by Feb. 8.

Also on the show:

-Karina Ruiz, leader of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, labeled Trump’s immigration plan as “trash.” Ruiz says an immigration solution must also grant legal status to her and other Dreamers’ undocumented parents. Immigration attorney Ray Ybarra Maldonado says the DACA deadline is misleading, because Dreamers are already being deported.

-KJZZ reporter Jimmy Jenkins explains why a federal judge has expressed outrage over the State of Arizona’s apparent negligence in treating sick inmates. The case could result in federal oversight of the state’s prison health care system.

-Once again, we give a platform to “outsider” candidates in the Republican special primary for the Eighth Congressional District seat. Insiders have prevented several candidates in the 12-person field from participating in forums. This weekend my guests are Mark Yates and Stephen Dolgos.

“Sunday Square Off” airs at 8 a.m. Sundays on 12 News, after NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Ward says Trump goes too far with immigration plan

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward, who has embraced President Donald Trump’s policies, is rejecting his new immigration plan as “amnesty.”

‘Dreamer’ leader: Trump plan is ‘trash’

A leader of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition dismisses the president’s immigration plan as “trash,” because it wouldn’t grant legal status to the Dreamers’ undocumented parents.

Why judge is ripping Arizona’s prison system

KJZZ reporter Jimmy Jenkins explains why a federal judge has expressed outrage over the State of Arizona’s apparent negligence in treating sick inmates.

Meet 2 Republican outsiders in 8th Congressional District

Once again, “Square Off” gives a platform to “outsider” candidates in the Republican special primary for the Eighth Congressional District seat. My guests are candidates Mark Yates and Stephen Dolgos.