Trump, Schumer, Pelosi, ‘agree’ to fix DACA, border security ‘excluding’ wall

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi said following a Wednesday night meeting with President Donald Trump that they have “agreed” to a fix on DACA and resolved iron out a border-security plan — “excluding” the US-Mexico border wall that was one of Trump’s most memorable campaign promises.

In an optimistic statement following the White House meeting, Schumer and Pelosi said the parties had “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.”

“We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President,” they said.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders pushed back on that assessment: “While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to.”

But 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.

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.

A White House official said in a statement that the topics discussed Wednesday included tax reform, border security, DACA, infrastructure, and trade.

“This is a positive step toward the President’s strong commitment to bipartisan solutions for the issues most important to all Americans,” the statement said. “The administration looks forward to continuing these conversations with leadership on both sides of the aisle.”

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program had protected individuals who were brought to the United States illegally as children from deportation. The Trump administration announced last week it would give Congress six months to pass legislation preserving those provisions before the program was terminated.

“We also urged the President to make permanent the cost-sharing reduction payments, and those discussions will continue,” Schumer and Pelosi said.

22 comments

  • TheRealRobert

    These forums remind me of the good ole days. The bell rings and we all go out to recess to catch up on the latest rumor and gossip maybe play a little tag. It’s great to see so many still on the playground. A little older perhaps but none the wiser. Reminds me of one of my favorite movies where this young man lost his shadow. Sometimes I regret leaving Neverland.

  • The Art of the Deal

    If the Republicans want to vilify, fight, and block everything the President wants to get done, people like McCain, Ryan, McConnell and the rest of the swamp rats in D.C. want to keep playing the old partisan game, then the Donald will have to work with Democrats to get the people`s work done if that is what it takes. I will guarantee you one thing, after the smoke clears the deal will be in the best interest of the American people and this Country. I am glad I voted for this man. Get it done Mr. President and make those career swamp rats in D.C. who fought you every inch of the way even during your campaign look like the worthless swamp creatures they are by playing one side against the other. Let the rats tear each other apart but come up with a deal to get the work done. Brilliant.

    • The Art of the Deal

      Update. Too good to be true. Their back to the swamp to wallow in their outrageous salaries and benefits the American voter can only dream about to make ideological statements to cater to particular small percentages of constituents and sit back and continue to do nothing for the American people but give press interviews. When will it ever end?

    • lookback

      It’s the same ‘something’ you had about Hillary, it is the fact that they are women and some men just can’t stand a woman making decisions, at least you had the 50s but your days of glory are gone, accept it and grow.

    • lookback

      You are not getting a wall, you are not getting Obamacare repeal, you are not getting a draining of the swamp, you are not getting DACA people deported, all you got is rolled and false hope. Lock her up, on my she sent emails to her own staff, nice one, really, you just are unable to conceive how ridiculous that statement sounds. However when they clang the prison door shut on traitor trump, you’re invited, drinks are on me and we will play it’s a wonderful day all night long.

  • Common Sense

    And the democraps immediately lie about the details of it….. Bad idea when dealing with an honest man.
    Trump is NOT tolerant of liars.

    • look in the mirror

      CS: that’s a hilarious statement — can’t stop laughing!!. Everything that comes out that man’s mouth is a lie! And that’s been proven (where do you want to begin — over one thousand have been researched and documented). In fact, he doesn’t tolerate truth-tellers especially when the truth doesn’t please the child-in-chief.

    • Trump is the Lyin' King

      Trump isn’t tolerant of anyone who doesn’t think exactly as he does. Now for the lying…….hilarious because he was documented for over 1,000 “misstatements in his first 200 days in office!!! The man knows how to lie!

  • Are you kidding!?!

    A DACA deal is the right thing to do. Permanent Resident and get in line for citizenship. Criminals have to go. No physical wall will not be accepted by the base that put him in. Let’s see what the actual truth is on this deal.

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