Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats have struck a deal to protect DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, according to The New York Times.
Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced late on Sept. 13 that they had hammered out an agreement with the president to protect thousands of young “Dreamers” who were brought to the country as children. In a joint statement, the Democrats announced that the leaders had struck a bipartisan agreement to maintain DACA and beef up border security. The statement, announced following a White House dinner, read in part, 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.
The announcement follows President Trump’s controversial announcement earlier this month that he would end the Obama-era DACA program, which protects young undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children from the threat of deportation.