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DACA Supporters Denounce GOP's "Racist Agenda" As #TrumpShutdown Takes Hold

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The President said he was going to run America like his businesses. Apparently we have reached the part where he would usually just declare bankruptcy and run away.

12:26 PM - Jan 19, 2018

Joyce Alene" @JoyceWhiteVance

CHIP expired 9/30/2017 & should have been funded before then. There was no reason to delay it & link it with the unless the GOP thought it was good strategy to turn kids into political footballs for a budget fight. https:// twitter.com/gopchairwoman/ status/954702566163730432

7:22 AM - Jan 20, 2018


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Lets be clear: Trump and the GOP shutdown the government because they oppose helping the 800,000 young Dreamers who are protected by DACA. That is the ONLY reason we have the

6:59 AM - Jan 20, 2018

The progressive advocacy group Action Network quoted a DACA recipient in its statement on the shutdown.

"This shutdown shows that we cannot put our faith in the hands of the establishment," said Juan Carlos Carabantes. "By taking action and mobilizing our community, we have made the entire country feel the urgency that we have felt every day since DACA was repealed. The U.S. government is shutting down, but we won't stop fighting for what our community deserves -- permanent protection, dignity, and respect. We'll see you in the streets."

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