However, since then the president has not seemed comfortable with a harsh approach toward immigrants brought here illegally as kids, and he has been inclined recently to turn to Democrats to jump-start legislative imperatives.
Online, conservatives were more direct.
He tweeted early Thursday making clear that there was "no deal" yet on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - Trump's administration vowed this month to wind down the programme, which was implemented by his predecessor, Barack Obama.
"We always want border stuff, so that's not a problem", Pelosi told reporters at the Capitol.
The judge criticized the government's use of "arbitrary deadlines" and said "it would be useful to take some of the pressure off the various people, these good accomplished young people who the president talks about with admiration".
At the White House, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders quickly refuted the Democrats' version of events, saying excluding the wall was not agreed to. His unconstitutional DACA enabled nearly 800,000 illegal aliens to work, attend school and collect government-funded benefits in the USA, but it did not grant any permanent benefits.
Trump, who has gone back and forth on the issue, threw the fate of DACA recipients into uncertainty last week, when he announced the program would end in March but challenged Congress to find a solution over the issue.
But speaking on the Senate floor Thursday morning, Schumer insisted that both sides were in agreement and there was no dispute.
The machinations on DACA came in the wake of last week's surprise deal between the President and top Democrats in Congress, on an aid bill for victims of Hurricane Harvey - which also included a short term extension of the national debt, and a temporary federal spending plan that runs until December 8. We're building four different samples of the wall to see which one we're going to choose and the wall is going to be built, it'll be funded a little bit later.
DACA has been widely discussed because of Trump's tough immigration positions and the implication that continuing or ending DACA will have on hundreds of thousands of American workers.
The majority of DACA recipients hail from Latin American countries. "Whether or not that is specifically part of a DACA package or a different legislative package, I'm not going to pre-judge here today".
In another pair of tweets on Thursday morning, Mr. Trump questioned whether anyone actually wanted to deport these young immigrants, raising more questions about the president's intentions for this program.
Illegal immigration is obviously a complicated subject, one that many people feel passionately about. Everyone has been attacked except white people who support the ideas he wants to enforce on the American people.
After Trump gave a deadline of six months to the Congress to address the situation and come up with an alternative, Republican lawmakers promised quick work to help undocumented immigrants.