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Schumer and Pelosi say the DACA deal with Trump is off - here's why

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that President Trump's demands have killed the DACA deal they previously agreed on. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot composite)

Democrats say that President Trump's demands for the DACA deal have killed the agreement they previously made previously.

What did they say?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) released a joint statement Sunday evening outlining why the deal was off.

“We told the President at our meeting that we were open to reasonable border security measures alongside the DREAM Act, but this list goes so far beyond what is reasonable," the statement read. "This proposal fails to represent any attempt at compromise."

“The list includes the wall, which was explicitly ruled out of the negotiations,” they concluded.

Earlier in the evening Schumer's communications director tweeted more details about what killed the deal.

"The [president] is going back on his agreement with Schumer and Pelosi," he tweeted. "Period. Full stop."

"The morning after dinner with [the president], Schumer and Pelosi, Mulvaney said we had 'the makings of a deal,'" he continued.

He then blamed the change of heart from Trump on the "right wing" reaction to the deal.

What is DACA amnesty?

DACA stands for "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals," the executive order given by former President Barack Obama in 2012 to give a quasi-legal status to some illegal aliens who were brought into the country as children.

What happens now?

President Trump had said he was ending the program but giving Congress six months to come up with a legislative fix for the problem. The DACA deal with Schumer and Pelosi was intended to solve that problem, but it appears they'll have to go back to the chalkboard.

If no legislative fix is passed and signed by Trump, more than 800,000 DACA recipients will be subject to deportation.

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