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Trump says deal is nearing on young immigrants

September 14, 2017 - 8:37 am
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(AP) - President Donald Trump says he's "fairly close" to reaching a deal with congressional leaders on protections for young immigrants brought to 
the U.S. illegally as children.  But the president says he needs "massive border security."

Trump spoke Thursday morning - after denying assertions by Democratic leaders that they reached an agreement with him on the so-called DACA program.

In a statement, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi insist they agreed, with Trump, to "enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly" and to work out a package on border security - excluding Trump's planned wall along the U.S. southern border.

Trump told reporters Thursday morning that House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agree with him on DACA.

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