GOP Controlled Congress Passed Two-Anti-Immigrant Laws Before Going to Recess

Alliance News
Aug.02, 2014

GOP Controlled Congress Passed Two-Anti-Immigrant Laws Before Going to Recess

Los Angeles- “ Only cowards scapegoat children and only those who are ashamed of themselves do it after hours on a Friday night.”

Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said on the House floor as the Republican controlled House of Representatives (HOR) approved two bills Friday night, one that allocated only a fraction of the funds needed to address the humanitarian situation surrounding unaccompanied childrenThe other bill that was passed is that strips deportation relief or the DACA or more than half a million young immigrants.

The Alliance-Philippines West Coast Coordinator Arturo Garcia condemned the do-nothing congress that does not solve the problem of immigration but sit down on it, never discussed nor vote on it and the worst, passed these two bills that is both anti-immigrant and very inhumane before going into their annual recess.

Two Anti-Immigrant Laws

Alliance West Coast Coordinator Arturo Garcia said, “ we feel the same way as the immigrant advocate Rep. Gutierrez of Illinois, All that the republicans can do is to obstruct the immigration reform law and all what Obama does for immigration and other laws.

The Alliance believes more API’s including the Filipino-American community will be affected with this obstructionist bill passed by the GOP controlled HOR.”

The Alliance leader, Arturo Garcia also said. “ that both passed on largely partisan lines. The funding bill only provides $694 million out of the $3.7 billion President Obama earlier requested, including $35 million in funding for states that send National Guard troops to the border on their own, and rolls back due process protections for unaccompanied children.

The bill has little chance of passing the Senate, and President Obama said earlier on Friday he would veto if it came to his desk.

The second bill ends the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, through which 580,000 young immigrants had received temporary legal status, and makes the beneficiaries eligible for deportation “

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