GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Lawmakers representing West Michigan are reacting to Saturday afternoon’s address from President Donald Trump.
In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump cast the move as a “common-sense compromise,” Democrats were quick to dismiss it at a “non-starter.”
West Michigan lawmakers were quick to comment regarding the partial government shutdown and the impasse on immigration between the White House and Congress.
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