Trump Denies Deal with Dems on Young Immigrants

In this Sept. 12, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Photo: AP/ Alex Brandon
In this Sept. 12, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.

September 14, 2017 12:12 PM

President Donald Trump is denying assertions by the two top congressional Democrats that they have an agreement with him that will preserve protections for young immigrants in the U.S. illegally while adding border security without the wall he has coveted.

Trump sent out a series of tweets before daybreak Thursday taking issue with characterizations by Sen. Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of talks the group at a White House dinner Wednesday evening.

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Schumer and Pelosi said they'd reached an agreement to restore the so-called DACA program in exchange for some additional security enhancements to ward off illegal immigration. But Trump said in a tweet: "No deal was made last night on DACA."

RELATED: Democrats Say They've Reached Deal With Trump on DACA, Excluding Wall

"Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote," the president said.

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