- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 22, 2019

President Trump signaled Tuesday that he won’t back down on his border security and wall demands and accused Democrats of playing politics.

SEE ALSO: Senate immigration bill includes border wall money, 52,000 detention beds, 750 border agents

On Saturday, the president proposed a deal to end the partial government shutdown by offering protections for illegal immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion for the border wall.

Democrats quickly rejected the proposal and called on the president to reopen the government before they consider negotiating.

Senate Republicans released the text of a bill to implement the president’s plan Monday and said they plan to hold a vote later this week.

SEE ALSO: Trump yields on 3 immigration policies in effort to reach compromise on wall

The shutdown has stretched on for 32 days, and hundreds of thousands of federal workers could miss their second paycheck Friday.

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