Trump, Democrats Have Different Ideas On How Their DACA Meeting Went

Cheryl Sanders
September 17, 2017

"These were discussions not negotiations, there isn't an agreement", Ryan said.

"But very importantly, what we want: We have to have a wall", Trump said.

The Wisconsin Republicans says an AP Newsmakers interview that he wanted the White House to provide time for a legislative fix because he didn't want the program "to be rescinded on Day One and create chaos".

As part of that effort, Ryan will be meeting with the House's top Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, on Wednesday evening, before Pelosi heads to the White House for a dinner with President Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.

Over a dinner of Chinese food, Trump and the Democratic leaders also discussed issues related to U.S.


Manchin, Heitkamp and Donnelly are the only Democratic senators who did not sign a letter addressed to Republican leaders and Trump.

He contrasted the tax effort with the Senate's failure to pass their own version of health care reform.

As he left the White House to visit flood-damaged Florida, Trump told reporters, "We're working on a plan for DACA" - an acronym for the deferred-action program.

Ryan said he is confident that President Donald Trump will push for "conservative" tax reform, despite Trump's recent overtures to Democrats on a range of issues. "This isn't new and people listened and heard the president and certainly supported him, and that's why he's here today".

"On the week of September 25, there is going to be an outline that is released, which reflects the consensus of the tax writing committees - Ways and Means in the House, Finance in the Senate - and the administration", the Speaker added.


"I don't want us to bind ourselves into a construct that makes reaching a conclusion on DACA impossible", Short said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast. "We're looking at allowing people to stay here", Trump said.

Ryan, meanwhile, said he's been having conversations with members to come up with a compromise that is likely to include border security enhancements.

"I don't think the president actually understands what he's saying half the time", Gallego said.

"We agreed it would be the DREAM Act", Schumer told reporters, referring to a bipartisan bill that would allow immigrants brought here as children and now in the USA illegally to work their way to citizenship in as little as five years if they meet certain requirements. Asked Wednesday, though, Ryan declined to say whether he still believed those covered by DACA should have the opportunity to attain eventual citizenship.


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