President Trump Denies Reaching Deal To Protect Young Undocumented Migrants

US President Donald Trump has denied reaching a deal with top Democrats to protect young undocumented migrants.

Mr. Trump said massive border security would have to be agreed on in exchange for consent” on the immigrant programme.

Top Congress Democrat, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer announced the agreement on the migrants, known as Dreamers, after talks with Mr. Trump yesterday.

They said the plan excluded the President’s proposed wall with Mexico. Mr Trump said the wall would be built. 

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) programme protects about 800 thousand people in the US, and also provides temporary permits for work and study.

The Obama-era Daca scheme was put in place to protect migrants brought to the US illegally as children from deportation.

Mr Trump announced on 4th September he would cancel the scheme, while giving Congress six months to enact a replacement plan for Daca recipients.

SOURCE: BBC