WASHINGTON (AP) — The top House and Senate Democrats have announced 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.READ MORE: Magnitude 3.6 Earthquake Rattles Sierra Near Truckee
It would enshrine protections for the nearly 800,000 immigrants who benefited from a program created by former President Barack Obama 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.READ MORE: SJ Dad Claims Santa Cruz Boardwalk Guard Kicked Him Out, Calling Pinoy Pride Tattoo 'Gang-Related'
“We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President. The discussion focused on DACA. We 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,” Schumer and Pelosi said in a joint statement. “We also urged the President to make permanent the cost-sharing reduction payments, and those discussions will continue”
It marks the second time in two weeks that Trump has bypassed Republicans to deal with Pelosi and Schumer.MORE NEWS: Videos, Surveillance Photos Released Of El Cerrito Walgreen Armed Robbery Suspect
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