Schumer, Pelosi say DACA deal will exclude wall after dinner with Trump
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Added 09-13-17 10:51:02pm EST - “'While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to,' White House press secretary Sarah Sand...” - Washingtonexaminer.com
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The White House hailed a "constructive working dinner" Wednesday night between President Trump and top Democratic congressional leaders, who claimed afterward they agreed to exclude the border wall from a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Trump and administration officials met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the latest in a series of overtures from the president to the other side of the aisle.
A White House official told reporters afterward the "topics included tax reform, border security, DACA, infrastructure and trade." But Pelosi and Schumer focused on DACA, former President Barack Obama's executive action shielding from deportation illegal immigrants who came to the United States before age 16, which was recently rescinded by the Trump administration.
"We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President," Schumer and Pelosi said 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."
"While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders shot back shortly afterward.
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