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Trump defends efforts to help 'Dreamers,' says deal with Democrats isn't final yet

 (Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press)
(Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press)

In his first comments since Congress' top two Democrats announced Wednesday night that a deal had been reached to help so-called Dreamers, President Trump denied a final agreement was made concerning the young immigrants.

"No deal was made last night on DACA," the president said in a series of early-morning tweets Thursday.

Responding to heavy criticism from conservatives that he was backing away from his promise to build a wall along the Mexican border, Trump insisted that "massive border security" would need to be part of any agreement.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday night that Trump had agreed to legislation that would revive the Obama Administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which Trump recently decided to terminate. In exchange, the Democrats said they agreed to unspecified border security measures, though not including funding for the wall.

Trump also emphasized the need to help Dreamers.

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