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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Updated Date: Jan 20, 2019 00:05:47 IST