government shutdown

Migrants view a live televised speech by President Donald Trump on border security at a shelter for migrants in Tijuana, Mexico on January 8, 2019.

Shutdown Leaves Asylum-Seekers in Limbo

People seeking asylum in the United States could find themselves waiting years to have their cases heard.

The moon sets over sandstone formations near Round Rock December 5, 2002, on the Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona. A third of the nation lacks access to running water.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Native Americans

As federal money owed to Indian Country under treaties goes unpaid, esesential services are being shut down.

A young Brown woman holds up a sign that says "I am a Dreamer. You can't deport ideals" at a New York City protest

How the GOP is Using the Budget Process to Destroy Immigration as We Know It [OP-ED]

Rinku Sen argues that the Congressional budget process is just a tool for the GOP to reach its ultimate goal—a radical reordering of 50 years of immigration policy that is transparent in its hostility toward immigrants of color.

Image of U.S. Capitol building in the evening

UPDATE: Government Shutdown Officially Ends, Fate of 'Dreamers' Remains Uncertain

Democrats reached an agreement with Republicans in exchange for a promise to take up legislation on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields some young immigrants from deportation.

Immigration activists protest On Capitol Hill calling on Congress to pass Clean Dream Act

Federal Government Hurtles Toward Shutdown as Lawmakers Refuse to Budge on Immigration

Democrats appear determined to block a spending measure that would keep the federal government running unless it contains protections for young immigrants enrolled in DACA

Federal Government Still Operating, Planned Parenthood Still Kicking

House Republicans had vowed to hold government funding hostage unless Planned Parenthood was defunded, but the bill passed with 

Shutdown Week Two: Defense Dept. Puts 350,000 Back to Work

The DoD brought back almost all of its workers on the same day that the United States mounted military operations in Somalia and Libya.

Native Tribes Already Feeling the Effects of Government Shutdown

Transportation and elder home care have already been suspended for Montana’s Crow Tribe, which saw half of its employed members furloughed due to the government shutdown.

House Democrats Introduce New Immigration Bill Amid Government Shutdown

The new immigration bill seems as unlikely to pass as the Senate-backed bill, but House Democrats are still trying.

Shutdown Day 1: Costs Already High

The DC region alone is expected to lose $200 million a day

Why Race Matters in the Government Shutdown

Well, for starters, people of color make up 35 percent of the federal workforce.

Government Shutdown: Here We Go, Again

What’s open and what’s closed when the feds must shut their doors.

The Tea Party's Vision, Realized

As we stare over the brink of a catastrophic government shutdown, the nation has arrived right where the tea party wing of the GOP meant to lead us.