Anti-Immigrant Members of Congress Plan to Vote on Department of Homeland Security Bill that Seeks to Strip 5 Million Immigrants from Relief
WASHINGTON, DC, January 13, 2015 — This week, members of Congress introduced amendments to a Department of Homeland Security budget bill that would roll back relief for an estimated five million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The legislation, which seeks to repeal President Obama’s historic executive action on immigration announced last November, would leave undocumented immigrants susceptible to deportation and lead to the separation of millions of families.
“It speaks volumes about the values of the new Congressional leadership when they choose to attack some of the most vulnerable people in our country the first two weeks they take control of both houses of Congress. Time and time again Americans have called on Congress to fix our broken immigration system. Instead they continue to play political football with the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants—who simply want a fair chance at the American Dream. We will continue to fight Congress’ attempts to repeal hard-fought advances in fairness, justice, and equality for all.”
— Stacey Long Simmons, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund
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