President Donald Trump is reportedly slated to offer Democratic lawmakers a deal to end the nearly month-long partial government shutdown, when he appears at the White House later Saturday afternoon.
The proposal would protect some immigrants in the U.S. illegally from getting deported if Trump gets $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to reports in the Washington Post and in Axios.
Trump had posted on Twitter Friday that he would announce on Saturday news related to the government shutdown.
"I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M.," said Trump in the post.
According to the Washington Post, the announcement will come an hour later, at 4 p.m.
The shutdown has closed about a quarter of the federal government, with about 800,000 federal employees going without pay in the longest shutdown in U.S. history. The shutdown has not only put the livelihood of government workers in jeopardy and halted the services they provide, but led to ripple effects throughout the economy, even threatening to tug down fourth-quarter Gross Domestic Product results.