Thursday, 14 September 2017

Democrats claim deal reached with Trump on young, undocumented immigrants.

Democrats claim deal reached with Trump on young, 
undocumented immigrants (ABC News)
President Trump and congressional Democrats agreed Wednesday night to work together on a legislative package to address the status of young undocumentedimmigrants.

Democrats claimed the agreement would include protections for Dreamers and border security measures short of a border wall, a characterization disputed by the White House following the two-hour dinner.

"We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement following dinner at the White House with Trump and several White House officials.

"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.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders disputed the statement in a tweet after the dinner, writing that “excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to” in the larger discussion over DACA and border security.

By Benjamin Siegel.
Full story at Yahoo News.

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