BREAKING: Trump And Dems Reach ‘Deal’ To Fix DACA, Border Security ‘Exclude’ Wall
During a meeting with president Donald Trump Wednesday night, Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi reached another agreement in which they “agreed” to a fix on DACA and resolved iron out a border-security plan — “excluding” the US-Mexico border wall that was one of Trump’s most memorable campaign promises.
Following the White House meeting, 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,” CNN reports.
“We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President,” they said.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program had protected individuals who were brought to the United States illegally as children from deportation. Trump announced last week it would give Congress six months to pass legislation preserving those provisions before the program was terminated.
Citing a person briefed on the meeting, CNN reported that the President and the Democratic leaders agreed to legislatively pair the bipartisan DREAM Act with some border security, excluding the wall.
The meeting follows an unexpected deal between Trump, Schumer and Pelosi last week that would temporarily raise the debt ceiling — leaving the GOP and some of Trump’s closest allies flabbergasted.
“This is a positive step toward bipartisan solutions for the issues most important to all Americans,” Schumer and Pelosi said.