After Meeting With Pelosi and Schumer, Trump Tweets Support For Letting DREAMer Immigrants Stay

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President Trump is confusing everyone. After making reassuring platitudes to the 800,000 immigrants an Obama era executive action classified as “DREAMers,” Trump reversed course and announced an end to their protections. Now he seems to be reversing course again as he cuts deals with Democratic lawmakers that may protect DREAMers. So just what will the President do?

Trump’s announcement Thursday morning doesn’t make his intentions completely clear. Yet it implies that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program DREAMers won’t face deportation. His new deal offers protections for the DREAMers in exchange for what Trump calls “massive border controls.”

Speaking to reporters Thursday, Trump noted: “We’re working on a plan — subject to getting massive border controls.”

That doesn’t guarantee that a deal has been reached.

“We’re working on a plan for DACA. People want to see that happen,” the president said. “You have 800,000 young people, brought here, no fault of their own. So we’re working on a plan, we’ll see how it works out. We’re going to get massive border security as part of that. And I think something can happen, we’ll see what happens, but something will happen.”

“The wall will come later, we’re right now renovating large sections of wall, massive sections, making it brand new.”

This has left Trump supporters in tough spot. Not only is the “wall” not a part of this deal, Trump seems to be softening on illegal immigration and making deals with Democrats. This is dangerous political territory.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were both in on the negotiations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan are reportedly in agreement, as well. All indications indicate bipartisan political discussion and consensus.

Schumer and Pelosi put out a new statement Thursday: “As we said last night, there was no final deal, but there was agreement on the following: We 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.”

The White House would not offer specifics on the deal, but talked about some of the topics on the table. The President talked “tax reform, border security, DACA, infrastructure and trade.” Afterward, the President’s communications team called the talks “a positive step toward the President’s strong commitment to bipartisan solutions for the issues most important to all Americans.”