President Trump says deal is nearing on young immigrants

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President Donald Trump says he's "fairly close" to reaching a deal with congressional leaders on DACA. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump says he's "fairly close" to reaching a deal with congressional leaders on protections for young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. But the president says he needs "massive border security."

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Trump spoke Thursday morning - after denying assertions by Democratic leaders that they reached an agreement with him on the so-called DACA program.

In a statement, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi insist they agreed, with Trump, to "enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly" and to work out a package on border security - excluding Trump's planned wall along the U.S. southern border.

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Trump told reporters Thursday morning that House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agree with him on DACA.

That's after Trump tweeted early Thursday that "no deal was made last night" on the issue.

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