Senator Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi agreed to a plan with Donald Trump to protect young undocumented immigrants
Following the White House dinner with Trump that took place on Wednesday, Schumer and Pelosi declared in a statement that 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.”
DACA had protected almost 800,000 individuals who were illegally brought to the US as children from deportation. On this matter, the Trump Administration announced that it would offer Congress six months only to pass the legislation that preserves those provisions before the program was termianted.
On the meeting, a person briefed that the bipartisan DREAM Act that never passed would be part of the arrangement as well.
If this agreement holds, it would be the second major one following their last week’s one to raise the debt ceiling and extend government funding.
On the other hand, Congressional Republican leaders were not present at the White House dinner on Wednesday, which makes it unclear how they will respond to the proposed plan. Hopefully, they will agree on it, too.
Even though they have agreed on the DACA matter, they did not give their YES on the border security that includes the wall that Trump wants to build, as mentioned in his campaign.
“While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said
To strengthen Sanders’ point, the White House tweeted that “The President made clear he would continue pushing the wall, just not as part of this agreement.”