Trump and Democrats reach a DACA deal – without the border wall


The top congressional Democrats on Wednesday night said they reached a deal with President Donald Trump to shield about 800,000 young people from deportation – without the president’s proposed border wall as a condition.

“We had a productive meeting at the White House with the President. The discussion focused on DACA,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement following a White House dinner with Trump.

“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 added.