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    Demonstrators held illuminated signs during a rally supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) outside the US Capitol building in Washington last month.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is touting his proposals on immigration and infrastructure as they face uncertain prospects in Congress.

    In a tweet Tuesday, Trump asserts that Democrats and Republicans must act now to provide legal protections to young ‘‘Dreamer’’ immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

    Trump was referring to a deadline after which he has said a program protecting young immigrants from deportation would end. In fact, a recent court ruling has rendered that deadline meaningless.

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    The Senate’s Republican and Democratic leaders say it’s going to be tough to broker a successful deal on immigration policy. In addition to protections for ‘‘Dreamers,’’ Trump also wants $25 billion for a border wall with Mexico and other security measures, as well as curbs on legal immigration. Many Democrats consider some of the proposals, including limiting the relatives that legal immigrants can bring to the U.S., to be non-starters.

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    Trump also tweeted on his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan.

    Still, Trump has sent mixed messages on his commitment to the proposal, telling state and local officials at a White House meeting Monday that ‘‘if you don’t want it, that’s OK with me too.’’

    The administration’s plan is centered on using $200 billion in federal money to leverage more than $1 trillion in local and state tax dollars to fix America’s infrastructure, such as roads, highways, ports and airports.