House leaders can’t even agree on how long they have to find a legislative solution for Dreamers, throwing another kink in the already delicate talks to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) met with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and other Democrats involved in the Dreamer talks Wednesday afternoon.
“This afternoon the speaker and majority leader met with a number of House Democrats at their request to discuss DACA, and they reiterated that any solution needs to address border security and enforcement, which are the root causes of the problem,” AshLee Strong, spokeswoman for Ryan, said in a statement, referring to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. “Discussions among the Republican conference will continue in the coming weeks.”
Congressional leaders left the meeting tight-lipped — “We understand each other,” Pelosi quipped as she exited the Speaker’s office — but sources said afterward that both sides appear far from agreement on the looming deadline.
Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) later Wednesday left dinner with Trump signaling that the president shared their sense of urgency to pass a bill providing certainty for Dreamers.
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