Cambodian-Americans React to Prolonged Gov’t Shutdown

More than 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed or are working without pay.

Washington, DC – The partial closure of the US federal government has caused frustration among American citizens and some Cambodian-Americans living in the United States.

They see the impact of temporary unemployment due to furlough for some government employees, and that other government employees are required to continue working though their pay will be delayed by weeks and perhaps months, and general concerns about livelihoods, rent payments, and other expenses. Some Cambodian-American groups do not support for the government’s shutdown, prolonged by a standoff between US President Donald Trump, a Republican, and Democrats over the lack of funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border.

Janet Seng, a resident of Pennsylvania, said the United States should not build a wall, and she supports the Democratic Party’s stance.

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