Senator Schumer discusses confusion over immigration deal

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There has been confusion over a possible immigration deal struck between President Trump and democratic leaders Senator Chuck Schumer and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. 

Schumer and Pelosi announced Wednesday night that the President had agreed to support a form of DACA, which would allow children brought into this country illegally to stay, in exchange for stepped-up border security. 

The two claimed the border wall that President Trump has promised was not part of the deal.

News 8’s Adam Chodak spoke with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday about the deal, noting what appeared to be a walk-back from the White House and the President.

Adam: President Trump saying this afternoon that without the wall I wouldn’t do anything. What do you think about those statements versus what he told you last night?

Sen. Schumer: I’d have to read those statements. At our agreement last night, he was pretty explicit we would do border security. The president said he would pursue the wall, but not as part of the agreement and not attach letting the DACA kids come. [He said] that we’d look for other security; like drones, like electronic sensors, like more personnel at the border.

Adam: Do you fear that the conservative pushback, which has been pretty muscular today, will convince him to rescind what you he told you guys last night?

Sen. Schumer: Well, I hope not. And, this morning, he corroborated what happened last night before he went on his helicopter. Mick Mulvaney said the statement we put out was accurate, that’s his OMB director, so I’m hopeful he’ll stick with it. I’ll have to wait until the end of the day to see what happens.

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