Schumer, Pelosi Announce Deal With Trump: DACA For Border Security But No Wall; White House Denies

Update: there appears to be some post-dinner confusion, because while the top Democrats issued a statement saying there was a deal on DACA, White House press sec. Sarah Sanders said that "While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to."

And then this:

yet at the same time this:

Or, in other words, deal but no deal at the same time. Hopefully by tomorrow morning someone will know what really happened.

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Shortly after concluding their dinner with president Trump at the White House, top Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi announced they have reached a deal with Donald Trump which will preserve DACA and shield about 800,000 young "Dreamers" from deportation, while agreeing to border security but  without the president's proposed border wall as a condition.

Schumer and Pelosi issued the following joint statement following a dinner with President Trump in the White House:

"We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President. The discussion focused on DACA. We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that's acceptable to both sides.


"We also urged the President to make permanent the cost-sharing reduction payments, and those discussions will continue."

Among the other items discussed were tax reform, border security, infrastructure, trade and the DACA program, which Trump rescinded last week, but now appears to have been reincarnated.

Earlier on Wednesday evening, Paul Ryan told House Democrats Wednesday that there's no chance Republicans will pass a replacement for DACA without including border security provisions. President Trump and Ryan have both said Congress should act on DACA, the Obama-era program that allows some illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to remain and apply for work permits, leading to some speculation that leadership would support a "clean" bill restoring those protections. Ryan made clear that's not going to happen. According to Axios, none of the Democrats pushed back against the border security proposal.

Still, there may be complications. Here are some hot takes on the "deal" from Politico's Jake Sherman:

keep in mind that Pelosi and Schumer are both in the minority and need cooperation from ryan/McConnell.


House leaves tomorrow and doesn't return till last week of the month so we'll have to see how this progresses.


This will pose challenges for ryan and McConnell. Ryan has said he would not pursue immigration legislation without majority of Rs.


There will be internal pressure for ryan and McConnell to resist turning over majority to a president who has decided to work w minority.


You have a speaker who has been under fire from the right who will now be pressured to take up a deal cut between trump and Dems.


Not passing judgement on whether this will happen. Just noting the obvious crosscurrents on the hill right now.


Big question for ryan: will 121 republicans support a deal to reinstate DACA protections w border security and no wall.


One other dynamic to keep in mind: regular order. Conservatives are obsessed w it. They'll want hearings, to feel involved. Buy in.

Assuming the answer is year, and now that Trump has fully conceded on DACA in the spirit of the "deal", the question is whether the Democrats will also do the same, and support Trump's tax reform, potentially overriding opposition from within the Republican party.


general ambivalent DeathMerchant Wed, 09/13/2017 - 22:47 Permalink

You all know how much I hate to say, 'I told you so.' But I warned you what "Israel is our cultural brother," meant. I warned you that all the talk over Russia was an attempt to bait and switch. And I warned you that Drumpfcucks would defend him 'til the end.And none of those people who said that they would make sure that Trump stayed good on his word have done so. "I will never, ever disappoint you." He could say this because he knew the American people were bluffing sheep. Enjoy the ride, the window for a revolution has closed.'Major, major ride. We fired some folks.'

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evokanivo Dr. Engali Wed, 09/13/2017 - 22:54 Permalink

No, vote 3rd party or start/grow your own party, while resisting the status quo globalists in whatever ways you can along the way. A disaffected and ill-informed voter base is the reason these snakes are in power in the first place. "Don't vote" won't solve a damn thing. We already have low voter turnout, so you can already see the result of your proposed course of action.Iceland - where they jailed the bankers - has 80% voter turnout. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

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overbet rockstone Thu, 09/14/2017 - 01:34 Permalink

Paying 6 figures a year in taxes to support low life criminal illegal invaders is not doing well for me. Then when my children go to enroll in college or apply for jobs, these illgal invaders will be given preferntial treatment over my children in order to fulfill racist unequal quotas. No, not well for me or any American citizen which are the people he should be doing great for

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Bigly 38BWD22 Wed, 09/13/2017 - 22:32 Permalink

What the fuck is he doing? He got NOTHING here. And from 2 old insane fucks. I thought he knew how to negotiate. Fuckwit!!!!He cannot agree to DACA. That is 2 presidents in a row ok'ing an illegal exec order.  He campaigned on the wall.Alex Jones' sources sound correct, they are drugging trump. Cut off from anyone who has his interests and agenda in mind and drugged in his diet cokes, he is now a pushover,  a malleable ball of goo.They got to him. He's done. He's not draining the swamp. Update...Sarah Sanders to the rescue? This is a 3 ring circus.

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shimmy Bigly Wed, 09/13/2017 - 22:41 Permalink

That must be it. Couldn't be he is an almost life long dumbocrat. Nah, that has nothing to do with it and it must be that he is being drugged because he's not acting like candidate pumpkin.Do people who are saying this drugged garbage also say obozo was drugged since president obozo was the opposite of candidate obozo? Or with obozo is it somehow different because he was on the other "team" so that means he was just pushing bullshit as a candidate. Humans and their moronic biases and cheerleading. 

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mkkby Bigly Thu, 09/14/2017 - 04:37 Permalink

Let's see what happens. Trump is embarrassing the republicans into DOING SOMETHING. They literally look like the losers not invited to the party with the cool kids.

Maybe the republicans will come up with something better now. This is a chess move. It may or may not work. I think Trump wins either way because he actually supports a legally valid DACA.

Remember, Bannon has said it is war against the republican establishment. This is the second shot fired.

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shimmy 38BWD22 Wed, 09/13/2017 - 22:58 Permalink

He said from the start he wanted congress to write up a daca bill in this grace period and he'd sign it. I don't know why so many are outraged by this when he stated his view of it from the very start. Never understood the big fuss from both the libtards being triggered and then the trumptards being all happy when he put an end to the obozo exec order given he stated the reason why and that he would support it if done the legal way.This should be surprising to absolutely nobody.  

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