Saturday, September 21, 2019

Trump Says No Deal on DACA

Following a dinner at the White House Wednesday evening, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed that Trump agreed to work toward a deal that would protect individuals affected by the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in exchange for border security measures.

“We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the president,” Schumer and Pelosi said in a statement. “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.”

Early Thursday morning Trump made it clear no deal had been reached with the Democrats to protect young immigrants, pushing back on the statement by the democratic leaders.

“No deal was made last night on DACA,” he said on Twitter, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote,” he added.

The White House rejects an agreement to exclude funding for the border wall from the package according to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The White House also maintains the “constructive” dinner centered on “tax reform, border security, DACA, infrastructure and trade.”

The Hill