DREAMERs as well as immigration reform activists and civil rights groups have been swiftly condemning the amendment filed by Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King, which calls for stripping away the Administration’s policy to keep DREAMers from deportation through deferred action (DACA). Rep. King stated the law allows for no distinction between undocumented immigrants, whether they be DREAMers or those convicted of crimes.
“Representative Steve King, an anti-immigrant extremist with a history of attacking our community, is up to his old tricks,” said United We Dream’s Cristina Jimenez. “Now, some House Republicans are making their demands clear—a return to deporting DREAMers!” she added. Pro-reform America’s Voices said the House made a big mistake, consider the public’s support for DREAMERs. “It’s unthinkable,” said Sharry.
The White House weighed in too. “It asks law enforcement to treat these Dreamers the same way as they would violent criminals,” said White House press secretary…
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