Local 'Dreamer' reacts to possible DACA deal; President Trump says 'no deal made'

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A local DREAMer reacted to the possibility that DACA could be reinstated and be permanent. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/The Associated Press) A local DREAMer reacted to the possibility that DACA could be reinstated and be permanent. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/The Associated Press)
"I think that's a good step forward but we as an undocumented community have been hearing this for years," said Edder Diaz Martinez, a DACA recipient. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) "I think that's a good step forward but we as an undocumented community have been hearing this for years," said Edder Diaz Martinez, a DACA recipient. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
President Donald Trump pauses during a meeting with congressional members. (Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump pauses during a meeting with congressional members. (Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
DACA protesters gather outside of the White House. (Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci) DACA protesters gather outside of the White House. (Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

President Donald Trump and top Senate Democrats have reportedly agreed to a deal that would protect DACA recipients, despite Trump later saying no deal was made, and at least one Arizona State University student isn't celebrating just quite yet.

[RELATED: Trump denies 'deal' with Democrats on young immigrants, DACA]

"I think that's a good step forward but we as an undocumented community have been hearing this for years," said Edder Diaz Martinez, a DACA recipient.

On Wednesday night, it was announced a deal had been reached that offers protections for nearly 800,000 young people who came into the country illegally as kids but benefited from a program created by former President Barack Obama called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

[RELATED: Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants]

Early Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted saying "no deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote."

[READ MORE: Trump, top Democrats agree on young immigrants]

Earlier this month, the Trump Administration said DACA would end in six months.

In this reported new deal, Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi said there would be a permanent fix for DACA and the bipartisan DREAM Act would be part of the arrangement, according to CNN.

[RELATED: Trump vows to revisit DACA if Congress stumbles]

The DREAM Act was introduced 16 years ago but went nowhere in Congress.

"We've been here before and there's already a DREAM Act on the table," Martinez said. "Until we see a bill do we really have any support or against it."

[RELATED: Arizona AG sues Board of Regents over university tuition, called them 'eggheads']

The proposed deal would also add some "border security enhancements" and doesn't include any funding for President Trump's border wall.

[RELATED: DACA ending could hurt Arizona businesses]

Martinez hopes Congress acts on immigration reform.

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