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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

CONGRESSMAN CASTRO STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF GOP BORDER SUPPLEMENTAL AND ANTI-IMMIGRANT DACA BILL

Aug 1, 2014
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed two anti-immigrant bills – 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:

“Tonight, Republicans passed bills that will not secure the border, will not bring an end to the humanitarian situation testing our nation’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 ‘something.’ 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 Texas’ state leaders.”

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