Trump offers 'compromise' to end government shutdown
US President Donald Trump has set out new plans on his Mexican wall project to try to end a partial government shutdown lasting more than four weeks.
One of his "compromises" was on so-called Dreamers - who entered the US illegally when young. He still wants $5.7bn (£4.5bn) to fund the wall.
Democrats have refused to fund it and ahead of the speech had already rejected the expected concessions.
The shutdown, the longest in history, has affected 800,000 federal workers.
The president started by saying the US had a proud history of welcoming migrants, but that the system had been "badly broken for a very long time".
He said he was "here to break the logjam and provide Congress with a path forward to end the government shutdown".
He again spelled out his reasons for building the wall and stressed it was not a continuous structure, just one of steel barriers in high-priority areas. But the demand for $5.7bn to fund it remains.
The two new ideas concerned the Dreamers and Temporary Protection Status (TPS) holders.
There are some 700,000 Dreamers, who were young when they entered the US with their parents illegally,
The Dreamers are currently protected from deportation under a programme that allows them to work but not get citizenship. It is a programme Mr Trump has been trying to rescind.