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Trump, top Democrats agree to work on deal to save DACA

Posted by on Sep. 13, 2017 at 10:16 PM
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President Trump and top Democratic leaders late Wednesday agreed to work out an agreement that would protect the nation’s “dreamers” from deportation and enact border security measures that don’t include building a physical wall, according to people familiar with the meeting.

The president discussed the deal during a dinner at the White House with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The meal included Chinese food and chocolate pie.

In a statement, the White House described the meeting as “constructive” and that it focused on “tax reform, border security, DACA, infrastructure and trade.”

“The Administration looks forward to continuing these conversations with leadership on both sides of the aisle,” the statement added.


But aides familiar with the exchange said that Trump and the party leaders agreed to move quickly on legislation to protect the roughly 690,000 people protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program that is set to expire in June.

In a statement, Schumer and Pelosi said they had “a very productive meeting at the White House with the President. 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.”

They said the dinner also focused on ensuring that the administration works to shore up the Affordable Care Act in the coming weeks.

Earlier Wednesday, Trump had told a bipartisan group of House lawmakers during a White House meeting that he wants to resolve the DACA issue “real soon,” according to Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.), who attended.


Cuellar said that he told Trump the Dream Act has sufficient bipartisan support to pass and that the White House should be pushing for a vote.


Trump, Cuellar said, told the group: “Oh, it will be on the floor.”

Even if the president and Democratic leaders claim to cut a deal, it will need the support of GOP leaders, who are already wary of the spending agreement Trump brokered with them last week.

Pelosi and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (D-Wis.) met earlier Wednesday to begin discussing the broad parameters of the forthcoming immigration debate. Ryan’s team signaled that despite the administration’s eagerness to quickly seal the deal, it will take awhile.

AshLee Strong, Ryan’s spokeswoman, said that regarding the plight of the dreamers, the speaker “reiterated that any solution needs to address border security and enforcement, which are the root causes of the problem. Discussions among the Republican conference will continue in the coming weeks.”

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handy0318
by Bronze Member on Sep. 13, 2017 at 10:32 PM

Here's an update on this...short, but sounds promising.

Trump, top Democrats reach DACA agreement

9:45 p.m.

The top House and Senate Democrats have announced agreement with President Donald Trump to protect certain immigrants brought illegally to this country as children - along with some border security enhancements.

The agreement would specifically not include Trump's long-sought border wall. It would enshrine protections for the nearly 800,000 immigrants who benefited from a program created by former President Barack Obama that Trump has announced he is ending.

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, following a dinner the pair had with Trump at the White House.

It marks the second time in two weeks that Trump has bypassed Republicans to deal with Pelosi and Schumer.

http://www.kwch.com/content/news/Trump-top-Democrats-reach-DACA-agreement-444324843.html

handy0318
by Bronze Member on Sep. 13, 2017 at 10:33 PM

Sounds more and more promising that the Wall will never be built. GOOD!

WilyMommy
by Missbod on Sep. 13, 2017 at 11:30 PM
I'm happy with this, but some of his base will be pissed the fuck off.
PPCLC
by Lisa on Sep. 13, 2017 at 11:35 PM

Oh many of his base will not be happy but this is a very good thing that has happened and once again, a bipartisan thing on the part of a President who's really beginning to demonstrate (at least to me) that he's not truly a GOP member.

I'm once again impressed by his efforts. 

jessilin0113
by Ruby Member on Sep. 13, 2017 at 11:47 PM
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I'm fully biased against Trump and inclined to believe the worst rumors about him but I will give credit where credit is due; good for him on this. I'm legitimately surprised he didn't make the wall a deal breaker, I hope he is learning and I appreciate his willingness to work.

MissAndree
by Ronita on Sep. 14, 2017 at 1:03 AM
Good for them. This is good news. I hope it happens.
Billiejeens
by The Librarian on Sep. 14, 2017 at 8:56 AM

"No deal was made last night on DACA," Trump tweeted Thursday morning. "Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote."

Outside the White House later Thursday morning, Trump said the trio came "fairly close" to a deal that would require "massive border security."

pdxmum
by Gold Member on Sep. 14, 2017 at 9:07 AM
My condolences.

Quoting Billiejeens:

"No deal was made last night on DACA," Trump tweeted Thursday morning. "Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote."

Outside the White House later Thursday morning, Trump said the trio came "fairly close" to a deal that would require "massive border security."

pdxmum
by Gold Member on Sep. 14, 2017 at 9:08 AM
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Quoting Billiejeens:

"No deal was made last night on DACA," Trump tweeted Thursday morning. "Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote."

Outside the White House later Thursday morning, Trump said the trio came "fairly close" to a deal that would require "massive border security."

Billiejeens
by The Librarian on Sep. 14, 2017 at 9:08 AM

For what?

Quoting pdxmum: My condolences.
Quoting Billiejeens:

"No deal was made last night on DACA," Trump tweeted Thursday morning. "Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote."

Outside the White House later Thursday morning, Trump said the trio came "fairly close" to a deal that would require "massive border security."


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