After declining a handshake on the tarmac in Austin, Gov. Rick Perry has agreed to meet with President Barack Obama in Dallas tomorrow, as part of a roundtable discussion on immigration issues.

The back-and-forth over whether the two would meet started last week, when Gov. Perry publicly suggested the president should tour the Texas-Mexico border and see for himself the more than 52,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been detained by the U.S. Border Patrol since October. White House spokesman Josh Ernest officially declined that offer from Washington, saying “the president is very aware of the situation that exists on the southwest border.”

On Monday, Gov. Perry declined a previous offer to greet Obama at the airport when he arrives in Austin for a fundraising trip. Instead, the governor suggested a “substantive meeting” on immigration. Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett responded by inviting Perry to a Wednesday border meeting with faith leaders and local officials in Dallas

Gov. Perry’s team accepted the offer and sent out a response framing it as a concession by the president:

“Governor Perry is pleased that President Obama has accepted his invitation to discuss the humanitarian and national security crises along our southern border, and he looks forward to meeting with the president tomorrow.”

President Obama has called the situation at the border a “humanitarian crisis.” The White House has warned that most of the children arriving at the border will be deported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.