US President Donald Trump will propose a deal on Saturday meant to end a 29-day partial government shutdown, offering a compromise with Democrats on immigration but sticking to his demand for funding for a border wall, a source familiar with his plan said.
The president's offer was unlikely to gain the votes needed to pass the House of Representatives or Senate, she said in a statement.
Senator Dick Durbin of IL, despite co-sponsoring the BRIDGE Act, said in a statement Saturday that he would not support the Trump proposal to reopen the government.
Trump also said he was concerned about a new wave of immigrants moving north through Mexico toward the U.S. border. "I am ready to sit down at any time after the government is opened".
Democrats, who accuse Trump of using his illegal immigration crackdown to score political points with his right-wing base, spurned the latest negotiating offer as soon as it was leaked in the media prior to the speech.
A spokesman for McConnell said he would seek Senate passage of the proposal next week.
With polls showing a majority of Americans blaming him and Republicans for the impasse, Trump said from the White House that he was there "to break the logjam and provide Congress with a path forward to end the government shutdown and solve the crisis on the southern border".
White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said declaring a national emergency on the border to fund a wall without congressional approval remained an option but was not Trump's preferred solution. Such a step would likely prompt a swift legal challenge over constitutional powers from Democrats.
As the shutdown passed the four-week mark, making it the longest in USA history, about 800,000 federal workers were still at home on furlough or working without pay, a situation that was threatening public services and the economy.
According to polls cited by mainstream United States media such as CNN and MSNBC, most Americans oppose the strategy of closing the government and blame it on the president.
It was the latest turn - and potentially the most risky - in the high-stakes brinkmanship between Trump and Pelosi that has been playing out against the stalled negotiations over how to end the partial government shutdown. The current one has had no impact on three-quarters of the government, including the Department of Defense, which has secure funding.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the proposal to provide temporary protections for some undocumented immigrants was "unacceptable".
Tensions flared when Pelosi suggested Trump postpone the annual State of the Union address, a grand Washington tradition - and a platform for his border wall fight with Democrats - that was tentatively scheduled for January 29.
Trump's Friday evening tweeted announcement came after Pelosi on Friday canceled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit USA troops in Afghanistan, saying Trump had caused a security risk by talking about the trip.
"I'm disappointed that Mexico is not stopping them". "We need the help and the backup of a wall", the president said Saturday.
There are about 700,000 "dreamers" who are now protected from deportation under a programme that allows them to work but not get citizenship - a programme that Mr Trump has been trying to rescind.
Former Democratic President Barack Obama put DACA in place in 2012 through an executive order. Mr Trump has been trying to rescind the programme. Beyond that, the courts have already provided some temporary protection for the Dreamers; Trump's promise of a three-year shield from deportation isn't much of an improvement, if any.
Even the SC senator Lindsey Graham, a Trump friend and ally, criticized the president, saying: "One sophomoric response does not deserve another".
Trump is also offering to extend protections for immigrants who came to the U.S.as a result of war or natural disasters in their home countries.