Seattle “Dreamer” and WA State Congressman respond to Trump’s proposal to end shutdown
SEATTLE, Wash. - - A Dreamer living in Seattle and a Washington State Congressman are responding to President Donald Trump's proposal to end the government shutdown, which includes some protections for undocumented immigrants and money for the border wall. “He’s offering an extension of DACA protections and TPS when he’s the one that ended both of those programs, even though DACAs still running thanks to the courts. So really, he’s trying to use the pain that he inflicted on our immigrant community to try to get this border wall funding. We don’t think that’s the way he should be governing. We should reopen the government and then negotiate an actual immigration deal,” said Paul Quinonez, a Dreamer and an activist with the Washington Dream Coalition.