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Statement on the Republican Homeland Security Bill and Republicans’ attacks against Latino and Immigrant Families

January 12, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Ruben Gallego issued the following statement:

“A few days into the 114th Congress and rather than working together, Republicans are playing politics - endangering our national security by threatening to withhold funds from DHS in order to deport DREAMers and immigrant families. Shame on them.”

“Republicans have made it clear that they won’t act on legislation to move immigration reform forward and that they will fight tirelessly against anything that provides undocumented families relief from deportation. Republicans claim to be the party of family values - well it is not a family value to separate parents from their kids no matter what their status is.

“I urge my Republican colleagues to bring a clean appropriations bill to the floor, and to come to the table to find a permanent solution to our broken immigration system.”