Washington, D.C., USA. Sept 14th: “No deal was made last night on DACA,” US President Donald Trump tweeted today, Thursday morning. “Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote.”. Trump denied he made a deal with Democrats On DREAMer Protections.
It wasn’t long before President Trump pushed back after leading Democrats said they struck a deal with the president Wednesday night to pass legislation that would protect the about 800,000 DREAMers who could face deportation when the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is scheduled to end in March 2018.
Following a dinner with Trump at the White House on Wednesday evening, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said the “productive meeting” focused on “DACA”, a program established by former President Barack Obama to protect illegal immigrants who were children when they were brought into the US.
“We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides,” Schumer and Pelosi said in a statement.
All year, Democrats have insisted that they will block any legislation that contains funding for the border wall, which many Republicans in Congress also do not support.
While White House officials have suggested legislation on DACA could move forward without wall funding, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders disputed the characterization that a deal had been reached to leave the wall out of any legislation focused on the Dreamers.
“While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to,” she tweeted.