Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said they left that dinner with a framework in hand: Legal protections for "Dreamers", paired with funding for border security measures - excluding the wall.
White House legislative director Marc Short said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast that despite President Donald Trump's advocacy for a southern border wall, "I don't want us to bind ourselves into a construct that makes reaching a conclusion on DACA impossible".
The two Democrats said that a border security package might include new technology, drones, air support, sensor equipment and rebuilding roads along the border to improve United States patrols.
"Hours after President Trump lavished praise on so-called Dreamers, a federal judge questioned the Department of Homeland Security in Brooklyn Thursday about the deadline looming for the thousands of immigrants brought into the United States illegally when they were children to renew their status - or be deported".
"I do trust that the President is honest and understanding that the public overwhelmingly supports not sending these young people back", said Pelosi.
Trump did not appear to be facing a fully-fledged mutiny, yet, over his seeming willingness to put the border wall project on the back burner. "They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age".
Advocates for immigrants said that since Trump has shifted responsibility to Congress, passing the Dream Act has become indispensable.
"Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military?"
Pelosi and Schumer announced the outlines of a deal Wednesday night.
None of this makes even the tiniest bit of sense, but I will try mightily to make some of it nonetheless.
"There's a lot of students who are younger than us, and if this goes away, they won't be able to go to college", Ortiz said. "The Republicans - who continue to claim to be the party that supports immigration enforcement - have yet to demonstrate any real commitment to the policy goals laid out by the president". And now, after landing in Florida, Trump says an understanding for a wall will be reached and that funding will come later and will not be "obstructed".
"Mostly it's emotional support", Middlehof said, "because of the uncertainty".
He also said Republican congressional leaders, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky favored his approach on the immigration program.
"I feel really sad that these students have this extra stress on them", Peterson said. I mean, we always knew there were flaws in his personality, and basically everything that the fancy NPR, Charlie Rose types didn't like about him, that he is an unbelievably tacky vulgarian.