Dem Rep vows to vote against DACA if tied to border wall funding (video)


In a Sunday interview on MSNBC, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D.-Texas) contended that most Democrats will vote against any immigration legislation that addresses the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program if it includes funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“I will certainly vote against it, and I know most Democrats will vote against it,” Castro said.

“I can only speak for the House of Representatives, of course,” said Castro. “In the Senate, they have different rules and it’s a different matter. But I would suspect you will have the overwhelming majority of Democrats vote against it, yes.”

According to The Hill:

The Trump administration announced last year that it was ending DACA, which allows certain immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally as children — often called “Dreamers” — to work and go to school here if they meet certain requirements.

Congress has until mid-March to pass a legislative fix or hundreds of thousands of immigrants will be at risk of being deported. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday sent a group of senators the Trump administration’s list of priorities for any immigration deal.

The seven-page document includes the U.S.-Mexico border wall, tightening the rules for allowing unaccompanied minors to enter the country and limiting “chain migration,” which allows citizens and permanent residents to sponsor family members.

The document also details limiting funding for cities that don’t comply with federal immigration law and cracking down on visa overstays.

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