>> Walls are not immoral.>> Without budging on his demand for $5.7 billion to fund a border wall, President Trump on Saturday proposed an immigration deal in a bid to end a partial government shutdown that has gone on for nearly a month.>> This is a common sense compromise both parties should embrace.
>> Speaking from the White House, Trump offered to extend support for legislation to protect young, undocumented immigrants known as dreamers, as well as holders of temporary protected status, or TPS.>> This extension will give them access to work permits, Social Security numbers, and protection from deportation, most importantly.
>> But even before his speech, top Democrat Nancy Pelosi said in a statement the offer was unacceptable and did not represent a good faith effort. Adding that his offer was unlikely to gain enough votes to pass the House or Senate. The US government has been partially shut down due to a lack of funding, as the President has held out for the billions of dollars he wants to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.
>> We want to work.>> It's turned into the longest shutdown in US history, leaving some 800,000 federal workers furloughed or working without pay.>> I am here today to break the log jam and provide Congress with a path forward to end the government shutdown and solve the crisis on the Southern border.
>> Democrats have refused to meet Trump's demand for border law funding, and pressed Republicans to reopen the government with other legislative measures. Trump says Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to bring the proposal to a vote on the Senate floor this week.