Trump says GOP leaders ‘on board’ in immigration talks
WASHINGTON » President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was “fairly close” to a deal with congressional leaders to preserve protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants living illegally in America and declared that Republican leaders were “very much on board.”
But Trump pushed back against Democratic leaders who claimed there was a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. He also said his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would “come later” but would need to happen soon.
“We’re working on a plan subject to getting massive border controls. We’re working on a plan for DACA. People want to see that happen,” Trump said. He added: “‘I think we’re fairly close but we have to get massive border security.”
He declared repeatedly, “If we don’t have a wall, we’re doing nothing.”