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On Wednesday night, Democratic leaders claimed that they have reached an agreement with President Trump to extend protections for undocumented immigrants who were once protected under DACA.
Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi announced that they had a “very productive” dinner meeting at the White House that focused DACA. They share, “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.” On the topic of the wall, Matt House tweeted, “The President made clear he would continue pushing the wall, just not as part of this agreement.”
Though the meeting indicates hope for Dreamers who were once promised protection under DACA, Republican votes are still needed for any change - and Republican reactions to Wednesday night’s meeting varied.
In response to the news, Iowan representative, Steve King expressed via Twitter, “Trump base is blown up, destroyed, irreparable, and disillusioned beyond repair. No promise is credible.”
On the other hand, Arizonian senator, Jeff Flake tweeted, “Kudos to @POTUS for pursuing agreement that will protect #Dreamers from deportation.”