US President Donald Trump and Democrats 'reach deal' over DACA Dreamers
September 14 , 2017
On Wednesday night, top Democrat leaders said that they reached a deal with President Trump to protect DACA 'dreamers' from deportation. Following talks over dinner at the White House, the US President Trump discussed viable options with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. In a statement, Schumer and Pelosi said that they had a 'very productive' meeting at the White House. Earlier this month the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was scrapped by the United States President Donald Trump. DACA was a 2012 immigration policy by the former US President Obama's administration to allow people brought to the US illegally the temporary right to live, study and work legally in the US. Those protected under DACA are known as 'Dreamers'. This measure protected at least 800,000 young immigrants brought to the US as children for deportation. However, the Democrats have repeatedly argued that they will block any legislation which contains funding for the border wall- Trump's key campaign pledge.