Trump, top Democrats agree on young immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

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2 comments

  • Kevin Rahe

    1. Secure the border.
    2. Decide how to handle immigration going forward.
    3. Only after steps 1 and 2 are done decide what to do about those already here illegally, for the first 2 steps are necessary to give us the wisdom to deal with them fairly and the security to know that whatever we decide to do will stick.