AXIOS: Trump To Offer DACA Deal For Wall Funding

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios:

President Trump plans to use remarks from the Diplomatic Reception Room on Saturday afternoon to propose a notable immigration compromise, according to sources familiar with the speech. The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — and also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, according to a source with direct knowledge.

Pence and Kushner reported plotted the offer.

Democrats plan to launch a counter-offer:

As part of a package of six spending bills, House Democrats next week will vote on $1 billion for additional border security measures, according to a Democratic source.

News of the Democrats’ push to vote on more border funding comes as Trump plans to offer another proposal to end the shutdown during an address to the nation from the White House Saturday afternoon.

The $1 billion would not include money for the border wall, as Democrats are trying to make the case there are other border security measures that are more effective. The money includes port security measures as well funding for immigration judges who could help with cases of migrants crossing the US-Mexico border seeking asylum, the source told CNN.