>> The fallout Thursday from US president Donald Trump's dinner with top congressional Democrats appears to be that the two sides hit a wall. Namely, the wall, as in the one Trump wants to build between the US and Mexico. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and his counterpart in the House Nancy Pelosi, met with Trump Wednesday night to discuss several policies, including DACA.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, implemented by President Obama, that Trump recently rescinded. Giving Congress six months to work out an alternative plan to protect young, undocumented immigrants. Wednesday night's dinner was intended to be a step toward that bipartisan effort. And afterward, Schumer and Pelosi thought they had a deal.
Emerging from their meal of Chinese food with a statement saying, 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. But it seems Trump came away with a different taste in his mouth, tweeting Thursday, no deal was made last night on DACA.
Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to a vote. Adding that, the WALL, which is already under construction in the form of a new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built.