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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks with DREAMERS who are holding a 4-day fast on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. House and Senate Democrats gather to call for Congressional Republicans to stand up to President Trump's decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative by bringing the DREAM Act for a vote on the House and Senate Floor. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Schumer and Pelosi reached an agreement with Trump to protect young immigrants


Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday night that they reached an agreement with President Donald Trump to protect certain young immigrants.

"We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the president," the Democratic leaders said in a joint statement after having dinner with Trump.

The agreement would ensure protections for the nearly 800,000 immigrants who benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which Trump has announced he is ending.

"We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that's acceptable to both sides," Schumer and Pelosi announced.

Shortly after the statement was released, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sander tweeted saying, "While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to."

This is the second time in two weeks that Trump has bypassed Republicans to strike a deal of sorts with Pelosi and Schumer. Last week, Trump reached an agreement with Democrats on the debt ceiling and government funding.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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