GOP, Democrats work on plan as DACA talks continue

By Caitlyn Jones, Web Anchor
Last Updated: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 9:42 AM EST

President Donald Trump's meeting with bipartisan lawmakers on immigration Wednesday leaves Republican and Democratic leaders scrambling to agree on a plan.

Negotiations continue on Thursday on how to handle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program.

President Trump made his position on DACA clear: No wall, NO DACA.

The DACA program is about to run out for so-called "dreamers" or young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as minors.

A group of conservative lawmakers came up with a plan, which would authorize a border wall construction and gives DACA immigrants a three-year extension, but with no path to a green card or citizenship.

Vice President Mike Pence appears to be on the same page with them.

However, Democrats want urgent action to stave off deportation of some 800,000 immigrants currently protected by an Obama-era DACA program.

Then there is a bipartisan plan in the works that lawmakers hope to unveil this weekend.

However, some Democrats are not happy with the president's terms.

Iowa U.S. Representative Steve King tweeted:

Meanwhile more than 100 CEOs, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook of Apple, Microsoft president Brad Smith and Amazon’s Jeff Bezo, sent a letter to lawmakers this week urging them to support Dreamers.

You can read that letter here.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.