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‘No agreement’ on DACA between Trump and Democrats, says Paul Ryan

Trump has ordered the shutting down of the DACA programme, which prevents the deportation of undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children, including close to 8,000 people of Indian descent.

world Updated: Sep 14, 2017 23:00 IST
Reuters, Washington
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Volunteers helping Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients fill out their renewal applications during the immigration ministry at Lincoln Methodist Church in Chicago, Illinois on September 10.(REUTERS)

US House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday there was no deal reached between President Donald Trump and congressional Democratic leaders on a program to protect people brought into the United States illegally.

“There is no agreement,” Ryan told reporters when asked about the Republican president’s discussions on Wednesday night with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

He said Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly called him from Air Force One on Thursday “to discuss what was discussed” between Trump and the Democrats . “It was a discussion not an agreement or a negotiation.”

First Published: Sep 14, 2017 22:59 IST