REP. ROYBAL-ALLARD DECRIES REPUBLICAN ATTACK ON DREAMERS
GOP passes poison pill amendment ending Administration’s prosecutorial discretion policies; amendment destroys bipartisan compromise on homeland security spending
Today, lead DREAM Act sponsor and member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, decried a reckless and irresponsible amendment to the FY 2014 DHS Appropriations bill offered by Rep. Steve King (R-IA). The King amendment would prevent continued implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, which has allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth to live, work and study without fear of deportation. It would also prevent ICE from abiding by the Morton Memo on prosecutorial discretion, which has refocused the agency’s enforcement efforts on those who present a threat to public safety or national security.