President Cuts Deal with Democrats on DACA

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks with DREAMERS who are holding a 4-day fast on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. House and Senate Democrats gather to call for Congressional Republicans to stand up to President Trump's decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative by bringing the DREAM Act for a vote on the House and Senate Floor. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks with DREAMERS who are holding a 4-day fast on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. House and Senate Democrats gather to call for Congressional Republicans to stand up to President Trump's decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative by bringing the DREAM Act for a vote on the House and Senate Floor. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks with DREAMERS who are holding a 4-day fast on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. House and Senate Democrats gather to call for Congressional Republicans to stand up to President Trump’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative by bringing the DREAM Act for a vote on the House and Senate Floor. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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.

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