Dems prepare own border security package shunning Trump wall

A furloughed government worker affected by the shutdown holds a sign that reads “Reopen the Government” during a silent protest on Capitol Hill Wednesday against the ongoing partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — House Democrats, feeling pressure to display their vision for border security, are preparing a package that would ignore President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion for a wall with Mexico and would instead pay for other ideas aimed at protecting the border.