In a way, it’s fitting that under the Republicans, the government shut down – on the eve of the dysfunctional Trump administration’s one-year anniversary. Since I don’t work for the government or the military, the shutdown does not affect me in a big way. I do feel sorry for American kids on CHIP* and immigrant kids on DACA*, who are impacted. It’s disheartening that politics and governing are so broken in the United States Congress.
*CHIP: Children’s Health Insurance Program. DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an executive directive from the Obama administration that halted deportation of immigrant children brought to the USA by their parents. Trump rescinded DACA.