By Associated Press. The top House and Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border security enhancements — not including Trump’s long-sought border wall.
The deal announced by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi following a White House dinner would enshrine protections for the nearly 800,000 immigrants brought illegally to this country as kids who had benefited from former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program . . .
Trump ended the program earlier this month and had given Congress six months to come up with a legislative fix before the statuses of the so-called ‘Dreamers’ begin to expire. (Read more from “Democrats: Trump Made DACA Deal With Us, Amnesty but No Wall” HERE)
Trump Disagrees With Dem’s Report of Deal
By Sophie Tatum. Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi say they have “agreed” to a plan with President Donald Trump that would protect hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants, and resolved to iron out a border-security plan “excluding” the US-Mexico border wall, one of Trump’s most memorable campaign promises.
In a statement following their White House dinner with Trump on Wednesday, Schumer and Pelosi said the parties had “agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides.”
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program had protected nearly 800,000 individuals who were brought to the United States illegally as children from deportation. The Trump administration announced last week it would give Congress six months to pass legislation preserving those provisions before the program was terminated. (Read more from “Trump Disagrees With Dem’s Report of Deal” HERE)