DACA: Deal reached with Trump to protect 'Dreamers'



Washington, Sep 14: Top House and Senate Democrats have announced agreement with President Donald Trump to protect certain immigrants brought illegally to the US under the DACA programme, media reports said.



The agreement was announced in a joint statement from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.



It was following a dinner the pair had with Trump on Wednesday at the White House, New York Post reported.



The statement said they and Trump have "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", Fox News said.



The agreement would specifically not include Trump's long-sought border wall, the Fox report said. 



It would enshrine protection for the nearly 800,000 immigrants who benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by former President Barack Obama that Trump has announced he would be ending. 



The Trump administration had earlier announced it was winding down the program over the next six months, putting pressure on the Congress to pass a legislative solution.



"We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President," the two Democrats said.



White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, however, pushed back on that assessment: "While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to."



A person briefed on the meeting said that the President and the Democratic leaders agreed to legislatively pair the bipartisan DREAM Act with some border security, excluding the wall, CNN reported.



The meeting follows an unexpected deal between Trump, Schumer and Pelosi last week that would temporarily raise the debt ceiling -- leaving the GOP and some of Trump's closest allies flabbergasted.



The deal is the latest example of Trump's sudden pivot to bipartisanship after months of railing against Democrats as "obstructionist", Fox News said. 

 

IANS

Related news

Don’t Miss

Jhanvi Kapoor's 'Dhadak' to release on July 20
Preity Zinta is pregnant; Pics go viral
Good News for Sunny Leone's fans
US government shuts down
This B'wood actress is pregnant; SEEN hiding baby bump
Zainab murder case: Two key suspects arrested
US selling F-35 jets to this country for $6.53 bn
Tension grips J&K's border residents
Trump ends year as 'most unpopular' president
Putin takes ICE BATH in fear of God
Wah! Packaged food, tea, coffee at all TOLL plazas
No Padman worry for Deepika, Akshay sanitises Padmavat
SC declines early hearing on plea against 'Padmaavat'
Phew! Ranveer will do it for 24 hrs Non-Stop
Dramatic Ranveer changes body: In PICS
Baahubali Prabhas and Shraddha are villains?
Akshay Kumar's BALD secret ...Why Khiladi went 'hairless'
Kareena Kapoor's VIRAL KISS.. In PICS
Deepika mocks Padmavat haters with Padu 'cone'
Salman Khan is a monkey in China...
You won our hearts: Emotional Bollywood bows before Netanyahu
AAP in crisis, 20 Kejriwal MLAs face the axe..Here's list of 20 MLAs
Why has Sushmita Sen grown so dull and skinny?
5 sizzling PICS of Katrina's sister Isabelle
Has Sonakshi forced Salman Khan to be a part of 'Welcome To New York'
Katrina Kaif's hate club.. What's happening here
Bollywood's own 'Oscar moment' should not be missed
SRK's son mobbed by GIRLS!
Priyanka's HOT KISS is going viral.. In pics
Feel lucky to be in huge film like 'Total Dhamaal': Niharica Raizada

Most Recent







Most Popular