Capital Region reacts to Democrat's DACA deal
ALBANY (WRGB) - Wednesday night, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi released a statement saying they reached an agreement with President Donald Trump about DACA.
The agreement would protect about 800,000 younger immigrants who benefited from DACA, and it would fund some of the border security enhancements - not including the President's border wall.
This agreement comes after President Trump announced earlier this month, the DACA program would end. He gave Congress six months to find a legislative fix before "Dreamers'" statuses begin to expire.
Wednesday night, Cesar Vargas, a co-director of the Dream Action Coalition, released a statement about the possible deal.
It said "Details Matter. We won't celebrate just yet."
Vargas came to the U.S. as a child, went to school, and became a lawyer in New York. He is the first openly undocumented attorney in the state.
Earlier Wednesday, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy created a new hotline for DACA recipients to call if they need guidance after President Trump announced the end of the DACA program. The number is 1-833-DREAMRS (1-833-373-2677).
We are still waiting for a statement from Governor Cuomo and other local leaders about President Trump's DACA agreement.
Stay with CBS 6 as this story develops.
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