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Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Homeland Security Budget

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Washington, February 12, 2018 | Ben Soskin ((202) 226-1766) | comments
Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and an original co-author of the Dream Act, issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget for the Department of Homeland Security:

“While I support some elements of the DHS budget request, I have strong objections to this budget’s significant increase in funding for interior immigration enforcement.  Democrats will not support the continuation of ICE’s aggressive enforcement actions that have increasingly led to the arrest of individuals who pose no threat to our country or our communities, and who have called the United States home for many years or even decades.  We should not be tearing these individuals away from their families and their communities.  Furthermore, I believe any discussion of border security funding should be part of a larger discussion that includes protections for Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status recipients.”

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