The federal government reopened earlier today after three days of government shutdown after a deal was made
to fund the government for the next 16 days
. I wasn’t able to keep up with much of the news going on this weekend, however, because I was taken out of commission for almost the entire time that the government was shutdown with a case of food poisoning or the stomach flu. I’m only now catching up on all of the details. I did quickly notice something that was not included in the continuing resolution passed on Monday, which was an absence of any mention
of the now-cancelled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, which is set to expire in March, despite this program being the reason for the shutdown in the first place! Of course, Senate Majority Leader McConnell voiced his intent to vote on a DACA bill, but so far there is not a definitive piece of DACA legislation put forward by either party!
I thought this would be a great time to turn to the people of West Michigan and ask what you would do to solve the DACA situation. Would you continue to protect those who were brought to the U.S. as young children and allow them to work as immigrants? Or would you grant them a pathway to full citizenship?
What do you think Congress should do to solve this problem? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.
Nick Schiller is a Democrat running for the United States House of Representatives for Michigan’s 2nd Congressional district. He is not a politician, just a normal Michigander who is concerned with the out-of-touch actions of our current members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. Want to learn more about Nick? Read his bio or visit his Facebook Page.