U.S. House passed an amendment Thursday that looks to cut off funding
necessary for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to process
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications.
U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is the main sponsor of the amendment, which would be attached to the larger 2014 Department of Homeland Security spending bill.
The amendment passed the full House by a 224-201 vote. No Illinois House Republicans voted against the measure.
Benito, CEO of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
(ICIRR), said King "is probably the most anti-immigrant congressman in
"For people to align themselves with him and his
drastic view on immigration, particularly in a time when Republicans
simply just need to remember what happened last November, they are going
to be an extinct party if they continue with this level of
anti-immigrant behavior," he stressed.
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