WASHINGTON – The top House and Senate Democrats have announced an agreement with President Donald Trump to protect certain immigrants brought illegally to this country as children, along with some border security enhancements.
The agreement would specifically not include Trump’s long-sought border wall. It would enshrine protections for the nearly 800,000 immigrants who benefited from a program created by former President Barack Obama, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, that Trump has announced he is ending.
The agreement was announced in a joint statement from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, following a dinner the pair had with Trump at the White House.
BREAKING: Schumer, Pelosi announce deal with Trump to protect young immigrants; will include border security, but no wall.
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 14, 2017
It marks the second time in two weeks that Trump has bypassed Republicans to deal with Pelosi and Schumer.
NEW: Pelosi and Schumer announce agreement with POTUS on DACA protections and “to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall” pic.twitter.com/nW557q7OFn
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 14, 2017