GOP Rebranding Watch: House Republicans Vote to Deport DREAMers

Rebranding: another GOP failure
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Looks like we’re just supposed to forget about that “rebranding” thing where the Republican Party was going to be friendlier to immigrants, because they’re now completely back to that bad old xenophobia: House Republicans Booed as They Vote to Deport DREAMers.

To a chorus of boos from the gallery, House Republicans voted 224-201 on Thursday to approve an amendment that defunds the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The amendment, from Rep. Steve King (R-IA), undercuts the flexibility that allows the Department of Homeland Security to halt deporting DREAMers and instead focus on people convicted of crimes.

After the vote, the House Hispanic Caucus tweeted,”House Republicans just voted to treat DREAMers and undocumented spouses of servicemembers in the same way as violent criminals.” Only six Republicans voted against the measure.

As King’s amendment passed, the House gallery erupted in boos.

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