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    Trump: Border Wall Must Be Part of DACA Deal
    Audra Stafford, NBC 7
    A trial-level federal judge in California temporarily blocked the administration from ending a program that protects certain young immigrants from deportation.

    President Donald Trump says any immigration deal he signs must include funding for his promised Southern border wall.

    Trump said during a joint press conference with Norway's prime minister that funding must be part of legislation aimed at protecting hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the country illegally as children.

    He says, "We need the wall" and that "without the wall it all doesn't work."

    Furious negotiations are currently underway to come up with a fix to protect those who had been covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Trump ended it last year.

    Trump suggested during a meeting of lawmakers Tuesday that he would be flexible, declaring at one point: "I think my positions are going to be what the people in this room come up with."