January 20, 2018 / 5:41 PM / a year ago

Trump will not negotiate on immigration until government reopened

The Capitol visitor's center stands empty after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will not open negotiations on immigration until Democrats agree to reopen the government, his spokeswoman said on Saturday in a statement.

“The president will not negotiate on immigration reform until Democrats stop playing games and reopen the government,” Sarah Sanders said.

Reporting by Jim Oliphant; Editing by Bill Trott

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