Sen. Tina Smith and Rep. Dean Phillips held an event in Brooklyn Park Saturday. They’re asking the Trump Administration to extend Deferred Enforced Departure, or DED, for certain Liberians.
Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) is an original sponsor to the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act, H.R. 1169, aimed at providing legal status and a pathway to citizenship for qualifying Liberian refugees.
Minnesota Congressman Dean Phillips is a cosponsor of a bill that would protect federal workers and create disincentives for members of Congress and the president from allowing a shutdown to happen. It’s called the Shutdown to End all Shutdowns Act.
Rep. Dean Phillips joined fellow members of Congress on Wednesday in urging President Donald Trump to reopen the entire federal government, using a private meeting to push for an end to the nearly monthlong shutdown.