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Trump's plan trades protection for immigrants

3 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 January 19, 2019 11:35 AM January 19, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is expected to announce later Saturday that he is open to trading protections for young immigrants in exchange for money for his long-promised border wall.
That's according to three people familiar with the plans who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss them by name.
The dispute over Trump's border wall has caused a partial government shutdown now into its fifth week.
Vice President Mike Pence, along with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney have been working "non-stop" on the proposal, according to one of the people.
The proposal would protect immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. It also would extend protections for those with Temporary Protected Status, a program that allows people from certain countries affected by natural disasters or violence to remain in the U.S.
Trump is scheduled to make the announcement from the White House at 4 p.m.

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