Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinFour questions that deserve answers at the Guantanamo oversight hearing Senate dodges initial December crisis with last-minute deal Conservatives target Biden pick for New York district court MORE (D-Ill.) said Sunday lawmakers are moving forward under the impression they can work with the White House on a solution for young immigrants protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
During an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Durbin was asked whether there is a deal to protect DACA recipients without funding for the border wall and whether there is a deal to give a path to citizenship to young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. by their parents.
"Well, there's a basic understanding," Durbin said.
Durbin said President Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerHospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan GOP infighting takes stupid to a whole new level Progressive groups urge Schumer to prevent further cuts to T plan MORE (D-N.Y.) came to a basic understanding without ironing out the details when they met at the White House last week.
Durbin said those are the two main pillars of the understanding.
When pressed on whether he thinks Trump committed to those pillars during the meeting with Democratic leaders, Durbin responded: "Yes."
Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntSenate eyes plan B amid defense bill standoff The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks up bright side beneath omicron's cloud GOP fears boomerang as threat of government shutdown grows MORE (R-Mo.) was also asked on the same show whether he thinks there's a deal on DACA and a path to citizenship.
"I think there's a desire to come to a conclusion here on both sides," he said, adding that the details "matter."
Trump said last week he is not considering offering citizenship to young immigrants living illegally in the U.S., saying, "We're not looking at amnesty."
His comments came after reports he struck a deal with Democrats to address immigrants benefiting from the DACA program, which he terminated last week.