CONGRESSMAN CASTRO STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF GOP BORDER SUPPLEMENTAL AND ANTI-IMMIGRANT DACA BILL
Washington, D.C. â€“ Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed two anti-immigrant bills â€“ the GOP Border Supplemental, and legislation that would revoke legal status for DREAMERS, including almost 100,000 Texans, which allows them to go to college and work:
â€œTonight, Republicans passed bills that will not secure the border, will not bring an end to the humanitarian situation testing our nationâ€™s conscience, and will do nothing to fix our broken immigration system. Instead of governing, Republicans have given into their worst instincts.
For the next 5 weeks we will hear Republican members of Congress patting themselves on the back, for passing â€˜something.â€™ All the while our Department of Homeland Security pinches for pennies and our South Texas communities continue to deal with armed and masked militias that have been given legitimacy by the silence of Texasâ€™ state leaders.â€