Trump Denies DACA Deal Reached With Dems

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Sep 14, 2017 7:30 AM
Trump Denies DACA Deal Reached With Dems

President Trump on Thursday denied that a deal was reached with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi over DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The two Democratic leaders announced after a dinner meeting with Trump on Wednesday that a deal had been reached.

“We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President,” they wrote in a joint statement. “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.”

The president took to Twitter early Thursday to explain that wasn’t true.  

“No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote,” he wrote.

“The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built,” he added.

He then followed up suggesting he did not want to see Dreamers kicked out of the country.

“Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really! They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security,” he wrote.

There are approximately 800,000 illegal immigrant minors who are currently being protected under the DACA program.