Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Administrator Jean's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Dems target House Republicans over immigration vote

    By Scott Wong - 05/28/15 12:22 PM EDT

    House Democrats’ campaign arm hit vulnerable Republicans who voted to block the Pentagon from considering allowing people who were brought to the country illegally as children to enlist in the military.

    Robocalls, starting Thursday, will target Spanish-speaking households in five congressional districts that have large Latino populations, according to a news release first shared with The Hill.

    Those districts are represented by GOP freshmen Reps. Barbara Comstock of Virginia, Will Hurd of Texas, Cresent Hardy of Nevada and Steve Knight of California, as well as fellow Republican Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada, who was elected in 2010.

    Earlier this month, House Republicans voted to scrap a provision in a major defense policy bill that urged the Pentagon to review allowing so-called “DREAMers” — most of them immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children — to join the military.

    The vote to kill the provision was 221-202. But 20 Republicans sided with all Democrats to keep the pro-immigrant measure in the National Defense Authorization Act.

    “It is clear that today’s Republican Party is controlled by immigration hardliners who have no appreciation for the contributions DREAMers make to our nation and want to make to our armed forces,” said Meredith Kelly, a spokeswoman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

    “Anti-immigration extremists are calling the shots and House Republicans are all too happy to comply,” she added. “This week, we are calling voters in key districts to make sure they know that their Member of Congress lacks the courage to do the right thing.”

    Here is an English translation of one of the Spanish-language robocalls:

    This is XX calling from the DCCC. Recently, Republicans in Congress and Joe Heck voted to deny children brought to the U.S. through no fault of their own or “DREAMers” a chance to serve in our nation’s military.

    Honorable young men and women that want to volunteer to risk their lives for our country’s safety and security deserve the chance to serve.

    Instead, Republicans in Congress continue to unfairly discriminate against DREAMers.

    Call Congressman Heck at 702-387-4941 and tell him that DREAMers who want to serve deserve our thanks, not more discrimination
    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Must not be many Dreamers in Dave Brat's district?

Similar Threads

  1. Democrats target 30 House Republicans on immigration
    By Jean in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-15-2014, 11:24 PM
  2. House Dems Will Try to Force Immigration Vote
    By HAPPY2BME in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-25-2014, 12:06 AM
  3. Dems target Republicans who voted no on stimulus
    By SOSADFORUS in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-03-2009, 01:17 PM
  4. House Dems incorrectly closed vote on immigration last fall!
    By florgal in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-25-2008, 10:48 PM
  5. House Republicans to target immigration
    By ruthiela in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-10-2006, 10:57 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts