Gallego statement on recent DACA amendment in U.S. House of Representatives
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Assistant House Minority Leader Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix (District 27), released the following statement regarding the recent vote in the United States House of Representatives to reverse the Department of Homeland Security’s ability to implement the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.
“Yesterday’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives is an example of the opportunistic political gamesmanship that Americans are tired of seeing. Rep. King took advantage of a vote on serious Homeland Security bill to push a partisan agenda.
“The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a sensible policy that provides millions of young people a chance to achieve the American dream. DACA helps young people who were brought to our country when they were children by giving them an opportunity to stay and continue their education or their service to their communities and our country.
“The Republican-led action against DACA is malicious and defies common sense. Not only does it undermine the ability of law enforcement agents to prioritize action against dangerous criminals, but it also ignores the contributions that those eligible for DACA have made to their communities. The people eligible for DACA demonstrate a commitment to service and to education. They have done nothing wrong. In fact, they exemplify the values that make our country great.”