House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will dine Wednesday with President Trump at the White House to talk about their desire to pass legislation to protect young illegal immigrants from deportation.
It will be the second dinner Trump holds this week with Democrats as he looks to cut major deals on immigration, spending, and tax reform.
Pelosi, D-Calif., and Schumer, D-N.Y., want Congress to pass a standalone bill legalizing young people who came here illegally as children. The so-called Dreamers have been protected from deportation and allowed to obtain work permits under an Obama-era action that has been challenged in the courts.
Trump announced he will phase out the program and he wants Congress to codify it through legislation instead.
Democrats say they'll negotiate a new Dreamers bill in exchange for border security but not funding for Trump's much-desired southern border wall.
According to a Democratic leadership aide, the trio will discuss the DREAM Act bill as well as the desire by Democrats to shore up struggling Obamacare with more federal money. They'll also discuss the December deadline for the fiscal 2018 government funding bill, which will require Democratic support for passage.
Trump met Tuesday night with a bipartisan group of senators to discuss tax reform.