Trump Not Backing Down On Immigration, Says Shutdown 'Could' Happen

  • 12/06/2017
  • Source: The Hill
  • by: Jordan Fabian
Trump Not Backing Down On Immigration, Says Shutdown 'Could' Happen
Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
President Trump said Wednesday a government shutdown could happen, blaming Democratic demands on immigration for the funding standoff.

"It could happen," Trump said when asked about the chances of a shutdown. "The Democrats are really looking at something that is very dangerous to our country ... They want to have illegal immigrants pouring into our country." 

The president's warning came as lawmakers on Capitol Hill are scrambling to pass a funding measure before the Dec. 8 shutdown deadline.

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 Source: The Hill

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