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Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:17

Trump, Congressional Dem leaders vow to discuss DACA, border security

Written by  USA Today

 

President Trump and Congressional Democratic leaders on Wednesday agreed to address their differences over legislation protecting young immigrants and over the border wall between the United States and Mexico, according to a statement released by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.

The statement was released after the two lawmakers had dinner with the president.

"We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the president," the statement read.

"The discussion focused on DACA," it continued, referring to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the recently revoked Obama-era measure that allows youngsters who arrived in the country undocumented to receive deferred action on deportation and eligibility for work permits.

"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," the statement continued.

In a tweet Wednesday night, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to." Earlier, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had announced that they reached an agreement with Trump "to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall.

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