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Trump, top Democrats agree on DACA, disagree on wall after dinner

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 The top House and Senate Democrats have announced an 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 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 Trump at the White House.

On Twitter following that statement, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said, "While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to."

President Trump has told lawmakers he's open to signing legislation protecting thousands of young immigrants from deportation even if the bill does not include funding for his promised border wall.  But Trump says he remains committed to building a barrier along the U.S.-Mexican border.

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