Updated at 12:45 p.m. ET
President Trump affirmed Thursday morning that a deal was in the works with Democrats that would protect some 800,000 DREAMers who could face deportation when DACA expires next year in exchange for "massive border controls."
It wasn't clear, however, whether a border wall would be part of an emerging pact, as Trump had seemed to suggest at one point.
Early Thursday, he told reporters: "The wall will come later, we're right now renovating large sections of wall, massive sections, making it brand new."