Ryan to Discuss Legislative Solutions for Dream Act with Democrats

House Speaker Paul Ryan is set to meet with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats on Wednesday to discuss possible legislative solutions for participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Washington Post reports.

Ryan intents to include new border security measures in the bill, his spokesperson AshLee Strong has confirmed to the Post.

President Donald Trump’s decision to end the program, which gives roughly 690,000 immigrants brought to the country illegally as young children protection from deportation and work permits, included a six-month delay in which Congress could act to pass legislation to cement the program into law, The Hill reports.

A legislative solution to the program, which was enacted by former President Barack Obama under executive powers, has received bipartisan support in Congress.

Congressional leaders are now seeking to build bipartisan support for the DREAM Act, which would allow a legal path to citizenship for the Dreamers, as well as additional heightened security measures along the U.S.-Mexico border. Pelosi told reporters Tuesday that Trump said he would sign the DREAM Act.

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