On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump denied claims that the White House agreed with Congressional Democrats over DACA and the much-anticipated border wall with Mexico, according to USA Today.
“No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built.”
Trump’s comment followed after House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer dined with the President late on Wednesday and issued a statement after the dinner claiming that they’ve managed to agree on certain things. “We had a very productive meeting at the White House,” said the statement.
“The discussion focused on DACA,” it read, referring to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Obama-era bill that temporarily allowed noncitizens who came to the country as minors to receive deferred action on deportation and be able to get work permits.
“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.”
“While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders late on Wednesday in a tweet.
The GOP and Democrats have been dissenting over Trump’s insistence to raise a border wall along the Mexico border and over the fact that he terminated DACA last week, with a six-month delay.
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