House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she has “trust” in President Donald Trump’s deal with Democratic leaders on legislation to protect so-called Dreamers and ultimately provide a “pathway of citizenship.”
In an interview on NBC News’ “Meet The Press,” the California Democrat defended the deal Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and she worked out with Trump on one of the “important challenges in our country that we have to address.”
Asked what the compromise bill to the Obama-era program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals would look like, Pelosi declared ‘the basic bill would be the Dream Act.”
“It is a bill that we will take forward and it is the bill that we all support,” she said. “What was to be determined is if and what there would be in terms of border security. But the essence of the bill is what the president committed,” including a pathway “of citizenship for residents… a way down the road.”
She said she believes Trump will keep his word on it.
“I trust him on it,” she said. “We'll see. I'm concerned about what he might come up with in terms of border security and the rest of that, but we have said no wall…”
She added the compromise bill would come before the end of the calendar year.
“We have a path,” she said. “I would like to see it in the next few weeks but certainly before we leave.”
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