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Trump Continues to Abandon Families Harmed by Federal Government Shutdown 

New York, NY —  Amid the longest government shutdown in the country’s history, President Trump today announced a so-called “compromise,” offering to extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders for three years in exchange for $5.7 billion in taxpayer funding for  the border wall.

This scheme  to fund the border wall will further  extend the government shutdown, jeopardizing the health and economic security of families across the country — all so Trump can continue his crusade against immigrants and  keep families apart.

Statement from Dana Singiser, Senior Vice President of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Trump’s proposal is not a compromise —  this is a ploy to continue to use the lives of immigrants and asylum seekers as bargaining chips to fund a racist and ineffective border wall. President Trump has repeatedly manufactured crisis — ending DACA, removing TPS, the Muslim Ban, separating  immigrant children from their families, asylum restrictions, and shutting down the government — all in service of vilifying anyone not born in the United States as dangerous to this country.

“Planned Parenthood will not stand by silently as undocumented youth, DACA recipients, TPS holders, and asylum seekers continue to come under attack. We call on the president to allow hundreds of thousands of government workers to return to their jobs, and work with Congress to serve the American people and reopen the government. Instead of scheduling a vote on this proposal, the Senate should immediately consider one of the nine bills the House has already passed to reopen government. Families belong together, and we won’t stop working until they are.


Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational, advocacy and electoral activity, including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and voter education.


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