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House Republicans Booed As They Vote To Deport DREAMers

House Republicans Booed As They Vote To Deport DREAMers | immigration | Scoop.it

To a chorus of boos from the gallery, House Republicans voted 224-201 on Thursday to approve an amendment that defunds the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The amendment, from Rep. Steve King (R-IA), undercuts the flexibility that allows the Department of Homeland Security to halt deporting DREAMers and instead focus on people convicted of crimes.

After the vote, the House Hispanic Caucustweeted,”House Republicans just voted to treat DREAMers and undocumented spouses of servicemembers in the same way as violent criminals.” Only six Republicans voted against the measure.

As King’s amendment passed, the House gallery erupted in boos.

 

King, a virulently anti-immigrant congressman, has already announced his intention to undermine any immigration reform effort. When Republicans last held a vote on a similar King amendment, it passed 238-175, with four Republicans voting against it.

But this time, the vote occurred at exactly the same time the House means to march forward on an immigration reform bill that would give DREAMers permanent legal status. The House Gang of Eight may have finally reached a tentative deal for a 15-year path to citizenship, after months of fractured negotiations on a bill. One indication of where the House stands on immigration is House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) vote today. Cantor voted yes on King’s amendment, even though he announced support for the DREAM Act (in theory) in February.


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The only reason to vote against DACA (DREAM) is because it doesn't provide enough security for eligible immigrants! The government looks at each DACA request on a case by case basis and only grants those for immigrants who entered the U.S. prior to their 16th birthday, which for most means they were brought to the U.S. by their parents at a very young age and the U.S. is the only home they know. They also must meet education requirements and have no (significant) criminal record.

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The Ryno's curator insight, June 6, 2013 2:03 PM

Remember when the Republican party realized they lost the minority vote, and said they were going to reach out to Hispanics? HAHAHA

Carlos Gijon's curator insight, June 12, 2013 1:21 PM

This is not a good thing for me but i think its interesting.

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House Republicans Booed As They Vote To Deport DREAMers

House Republicans Booed As They Vote To Deport DREAMers | immigration | Scoop.it

To a chorus of boos from the gallery, House Republicans voted 224-201 on Thursday to approve an amendment that defunds the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The amendment, from Rep. Steve King (R-IA), undercuts the flexibility that allows the Department of Homeland Security to halt deporting DREAMers and instead focus on people convicted of crimes.

After the vote, the House Hispanic Caucustweeted,”House Republicans just voted to treat DREAMers and undocumented spouses of servicemembers in the same way as violent criminals.” Only six Republicans voted against the measure.

As King’s amendment passed, the House gallery erupted in boos.

 

King, a virulently anti-immigrant congressman, has already announced his intention to undermine any immigration reform effort. When Republicans last held a vote on a similar King amendment, it passed 238-175, with four Republicans voting against it.

But this time, the vote occurred at exactly the same time the House means to march forward on an immigration reform bill that would give DREAMers permanent legal status. The House Gang of Eight may have finally reached a tentative deal for a 15-year path to citizenship, after months of fractured negotiations on a bill. One indication of where the House stands on immigration is House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) vote today. Cantor voted yes on King’s amendment, even though he announced support for the DREAM Act (in theory) in February.


Via The Ryno
Stacy Ellis Spain's insight:

The only reason to vote against DACA (DREAM) is because it doesn't provide enough security for eligible immigrants! The government looks at each DACA request on a case by case basis and only grants those for immigrants who entered the U.S. prior to their 16th birthday, which for most means they were brought to the U.S. by their parents at a very young age and the U.S. is the only home they know. They also must meet education requirements and have no (significant) criminal record.

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The Ryno's curator insight, June 6, 2013 2:03 PM

Remember when the Republican party realized they lost the minority vote, and said they were going to reach out to Hispanics? HAHAHA

Carlos Gijon's curator insight, June 12, 2013 1:21 PM

This is not a good thing for me but i think its interesting.