House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., prompted President Trump on Thursday to send a reassuring tweet to young illegal immigrants who are fearful they now face deportation.
"For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about - No action!" Trump tweeted Thursday morning.
A Democratic aide told the Washington Examiner that Pelosi let fellow Democrats know she told Trump to send the message after the president called her.
"Pelosi told her colleagues at whip meeting this morning that she spoke to trump this morning via phone and asked him to tweet this to make clear Dreamers won't be subject to deportation in 6 month window," the aide said.
Trump announced this week he is phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program instituted by President Obama and now under legal challenge. Trump wants Congress to pass legislation dealing with so-called Dreamers, who now fear they'll be deported.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declined to confirm the Democratic aide's version of events, but did say Trump spoke to Pelosi today.
"The president spoke to Senators McConnell and Schumer as well as Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi this morning," she said. "The president is committed to working across the aisle and doing what is needed to best serve the American people. The president is also having dinner with Speaker Ryan later tonight."
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that DACA would end by March 5, 2018, giving Congress a six-month window to pass legislation dealing with Dreamers.
DACA currently provides legal protections for roughly 800,000 illegal immigrants between the ages of 15 and 36. According to the Department of Homeland Security, DACA recipients whose permits expire between now and March 5, 2018, have to apply for a renewal by Oct. 5. The agency said 200,000 Dreamers will see their legal status expire by the end of the year if they don't reapply by that deadline.