Update: Confirming earlier reports, President Donald Trump on Saturday announced a proposal to end his shutdown that includes $5.7 billion for his \u0022border wall\u0022 in exchange for temporary protections for DACA and TPS recipients—a proposal one advocacy group deemed a \u0022cynical ploy\u0022 issued by \u0022a president who makes false claims about violence at the border and demonizes immigrants, regardless of status, at every opportunity.\u0022In his address from the White House, which began just after 4pm ET, Trump said the nearly $6 billion would allow for \u0022steel barriers\u0022 in \u0022high priority areas,\u0022 and asserted that \u0022walls are the opposite of immoral.\u0022 In addition to the three-year reprieve for TPS recipients and uncertainty extension for Dreamers,\u0026nbsp; his proposal includes over $800 million in \u0022drug detection technology\u0022 and over 2,700 agents to further militarize the southern border.\u0022Trump\u0026#039;s cynical ploy to get his $5.7 billion for his vanity wall in exchange for temporary relief for DACA and TPS recipients is a non-starter and should be immediately rejected by congressional leaders,\u0022 Richard Morales, policy and program director for Faith in Action\u0026#039;s immigrant rights campaign.The partial government shutdown, Morales argued, \u0022exists because of Trump\u0026#039;s white supremacist agenda.\u0022 Moreover, \u0022Even if the shutdown were to suddenly end, the deeper crises created by Trump at the border and in the interior would still need to be addressed by Congress.\u0022\u0022This week,\u0022 he continued, \u0022we received proof the administration planned months in advance to separate thousands of children from their parents and jail them as a deterrence to stop immigrants from seeking refuge in the U.S. Children have died while in U.S. custody; some have been tear-gassed by U.S. border agents; asylum seekers are being denied access to the legal system to apply.\u0022Trump said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would bring the proposal to Congress this week, but Morales says the response from lawmakers should be a resounding \u0022no.\u0022\u0026nbsp;\u0022No wall. No deals. Congress must not take the bait from a president who makes false claims about violence at the border and demonizes immigrants, regardless of status, at every opportunity.\u0022Ahead of the speech, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had called the reported plan \u0022a non-starter.\u0022Amnesty International was also dismissive of the plan.\u0022People on both sides of the border continue to be caught in a crisis of the administration\u0026#039;s own making,\u0022 said Joanne Lin, national director of advocacy and government affairs at the human rights organization. \u0022While the president continues his political posturing, thousands of children and families are being forced to wait in dangerous conditions in Mexico. It\u0026#039;s time to get the government back to working order and pass a spending bill that protects the human rights of children and families along the southern border.\u0022Earlier: Immigrant rights activists on Saturday expressed concern that President Donald Trump is about to propose a \u0022deal\u0022 to end his government shutdown—and fund his border wall obsession—that would be merely \u0022another trick to hurt even more immigrant families.\u0022Trump is expected to make the announcement from the White House in a 4pm ET address.According to Axios, which first reported on the proposal, the main crafters of the deal were Trump\u0026#039;s son-in-law and White House advisor Jared Kushner and Vice President Mike Pence.\u0026nbsp; The proposal, Axios reported,is expected to include Trump\u0026#039;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.As multiple news outlets noted, the compromise mirrors one floated in December by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).\u0022As for the timing,\u0022 CNN adds,the White House wants it to look like they had a valid reason for canceling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi\u0026#039;s trip to Afghanistan, and feared that if there was no movement this weekend—no meetings, no negotiations, or no speeches—they would look bad, two people familiar with the schedule told CNN.In a Twitter thread, advocacy group United We Dream rebuked the reported proposal. It noted that the administration has put \u0022millions of once protected immigrants in danger\u0022 with its attacks on TPS and DACA, and argued that the White House should instead move to create permanent protections for those groups and end the disastrous shutdown immediately.The rumors come after Trump killed the #DACA and #TPS programs, putting millions of once protected immigrants in danger, after Trump killed the #DreamAct...— United We Dream (@UNITEDWEDREAM) January 19, 2019.@Grei_sa, UWD Deputy Executive Director: “Trump is the one who put us in danger by killing #TPS and #DACA and then blocking the #DreamAct to protect us with a pathway to citizenship.“— United We Dream (@UNITEDWEDREAM) January 19, 2019“Trump has killed every compromise to protect immigrant youth, demanding more detention camps and billions for the deportation force.”— United We Dream (@UNITEDWEDREAM) January 19, 2019“Trump and Republicans must stop their blockade of real permanent protections and re-open the government now.“#TrumpShutdown— United We Dream (@UNITEDWEDREAM) January 19, 2019The shutdown, now in its 29th day, has left hundreds of thousands federal workers suffering.A new Pew Research Center poll, meanwhile, shows that the majority of Americans—58 percent—oppose expanding the wall on the southern border, and of that group, 88 percent said a bill to end the shutdown that includes the president\u0026#039;s request for wall funding is unacceptable.