Schumer, Pelosi announce deal with Pres. Trump to protect young immigrants

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WASHINGTON — The top House and Senate Democrats have announced agreement with President Donald Trump to protect certain immigrants brought illegally to this country as children — along with some border security enhancements.

The agreement would specifically not include President Trump’s long-sought border wall. It would enshrine protections for the nearly 800,000 immigrants who benefited from a program created by former President Barack Obama that Trump has announced he is ending.

The agreement was announced in a joint statement from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, following a dinner the pair had with President Trump at the White House.

It marks the second time in two weeks that President Trump has bypassed Republicans to deal with Pelosi and Schumer.

This is a developing story, and will be updated.