Hispanic Federation Statement on President Trump’s Government Shutdown “Offer”

NEW YORK, NY — Hispanic Federation President José Calderón issued the following statement regarding the White House Plan:

“Today President Trump delivered more useless news to our nation. Instead of offering us leadership and true solutions, the President delivered rehashed proposals that do not provide any certainty or stability for the hundreds of thousands of immigrants whose lives were thrown into turmoil by the very actions of this White House."

“Over 800,000 federal employees have gone without a paycheck for almost a month. Families are barely getting by while this President holds tightly to a costly, ineffective and infantile campaign promise that does nothing for our national security and only further burdens the American taxpayer. After so many weeks, any proposal from the President should bring absolute certainty not only for our Dreamers but for the hundreds of thousands of TPS recipients who have made the United States their home for decades and form a critical part of our nation’s economic engine. These immigrants contribute daily to the well-being of our nation, and deserve respect and not to be dangled over our heads as hostages to be used as bargaining chips.”