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WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – After dinner with President Donald Trump Wednesday night, House and Senate Democratic leaders say they’ve struck a deal to protect immigrants brought here illegally as children.

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer said the agreement grants protections to the 800,000 so-called Dreamers once covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) which the president ended.

“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,” the two leaders said in a joint statement after their dinner.

President Trump, however, has a very different take on the outcome of their meeting.

Before leaving for Ft. Myers where he will be briefed on hurricane relief, President Trump said he’d like to make this happen.

“We’re working on a plan for DACA. People want to see that happen,” he said.

President Trump also tweeted that he would like work out some sort of deal that would protect the Dreamers.

President Trump insisted Thursday morning that any plan Congress approves must include border security.

“We’re talking about taking care of people. People who were brought here and done a good job. But more importantly, we must have a wall,” he said.

Mr. Trump’s meeting with Pelosi and Schumer came after he sided with Democrats over his own party on a debt limit extension last week, shocking Republican leaders and even some in his own White House staff.

The president has clearly expressed his frustration with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and it seems he will continue to pursue Democrats to get things done in the future.

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