Trump to propose immigration compromise to end shutdown: source

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Reuters January 20, 2019 00:05:47 IST
Trump to propose immigration compromise to end shutdown: source

Trump to propose immigration compromise to end shutdown source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will propose a compromise on immigration in an afternoon speech on Saturday, but not relent on his demand for funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, a source familiar with his plan said.

While maintaining his demand for $5.7 billion in wall funding, Trump will also offer backing for legislation to protect young immigrants known as “Dreamers," as well as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, the source said, confirming a report by Axios.

Vice President Mike Pence, White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, have been instrumental in crafting the deal, the source said.

Trump planned to make the announcement in a 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT) speech from the White House.

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Jan Wolfe; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh and Tom Brown)

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