President Trump says a deal with Democrats is still possible to protect younger illegal immigrants, but said he will have to get something in return for that protection.
In an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Trump said he understands the rationale for letting immigrants stay in work if they were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Many of those protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are working in the U.S., or are in the military.
"I fully understand it," he said. "But if we're gonna do something, we have to get something in return."
"And what I want is tremendous border regulation, I want the wall, and we're gonna get other things, and we're gonna see if we can work something out," he said.
"Now, whether or not we do, I don't know. But it would be wonderful to solve the DACA problem," he said.
Trump outlined 70 policy proposals he wants to see over the weekend as part of a deal to legislate protection for DACA recipients. That includes funding for the border wall, something Democrats are hoping to kick out of any final deal on immigration.