Dems: Trump's tweets 'not inconsistent' with DACA agreement

Dems: Trump's tweets 'not inconsistent' with DACA agreement
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Democratic leaders on Thursday clarified that they did not reach a final deal with President Trump on young immigrants protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

"President Trump's tweets are not inconsistent with the agreement reached last night," Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerHow to fast-track climate action? EPA cutting super pollutant HFCs On The Money: How demand is outstripping supply and hampering recovery | Montana pulls back jobless benefits | Yellen says higher rates may be necessary Senate Democrats announce B clean bus plan MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement. 

The Democratic leaders said there was "no final deal" reached during their meeting Wednesday with the president.


But they added they agreed that the president would "support enshrining DACA protections into law, and encourage the House and Senate to act."

"What remains to be negotiated are the details of border security, with a mutual goal of finalizing all details as soon as possible," their statement said.

"While both sides agreed that the wall would not be any part of this agreement, the President made clear he intends to pursue it at a later time, and we made clear we would continue to oppose it."

Schumer and Pelosi said both sides agreed the White House and Democratic leaders would work out a border security package.

"Possible proposals were discussed including new technology, drones, air support, sensor equipment, rebuilding roads along the border and the bipartisan McCaul-Thompson bill."

The new statement comes after the Democratic leaders said Wednesday night in a statement that they had 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.”

Trump on Thursday morning rejected the statement, saying there was no deal made Wednesday night on DACA.

"Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent," Trump tweeted. "Would be subject to vote."

In subsequent tweets, Trump defended DACA recipients, questioning why people would want to throw out "good, educated and accomplished young people."

— This report was updated at 8:52 a.m.