Democrats reach deal with Trump over DACA dreamers
Sept 14,Washington DC: Two US Democrats claimed to have reached a deal with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of young undocumented migrants from deportation.
According to Schumer and Pelosi, they had a “very productive meeting,” where they discussed crafting legislation that would protect immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
After the meeting, Schumer and Pelosi released a joint statement that said Trump 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.”
“We also urged the President to make permanent the cost-sharing reduction payments, and those discussions will continue,” Schumer and Pelosi continued.
However, shortly after Democrats issued their statement, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pushed back, tweeting that “while DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to.”
Earlier, Huckabee Sanders defended Trump’s decision to have the meeting without any leaders of the Republican Party.
“I think it’s pretty disingenuous for people to say he’s only meeting with Democrats,” Huckabee Sanders said, according to the White House. “The President is the leader of the Republican Party and was elected by Republicans. And so the idea that the Republican Party ideas are not represented in that room is just ridiculous.”
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