Trump expected to offer shutdown deal, Dems expected to reject it

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By Phil McCausland and Geoff Bennett

President Donald Trump is expected to publicly outline a new deal at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday that would trade three years of protections for so-called Dreamers in exchange for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the southern border.

Democrats, meanwhile, are preparing to reject his offer.

The president is expected to announce at the White House this afternoon that, in exchange for border wall funding, he will suspend his attempts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — the program that helps immigrant children known as Dreamers — and offer temporary protected statuses to some immigrants from Latin America or Africa living in the United States, according to the Washington Post. The deal would bring an end to the government shutdown, now the longest in American history.

The impasse has hinged on Trump’s demand that Congress appropriate money for a border wall that he promised during his campaign.