Tuesday, July 23, 2013


A House hearing Tuesday about DREAMers was a bit of a nightmare.

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House committee debate over DREAM Act brings out true colors in Congress.

Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) went after Republican Rep. Steve King for telling a conservative website young immigrants have 'calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.'

The House Judiciary subcommittee was a barometer for whether the Republican-controlled House would allow immigrants brought here as children to earn learn status.

WASHINGTON — A House hearing Tuesday about DREAMers was a bit of a nightmare.

The House Judiciary immigration subcommittee hearing was seen as a barometer of whether immigration-wary Republicans might make an exception for immigrants brought here illegally when they were children.

Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) suggested that “we as a nation should allow this group of young people to stay in the U.S. legally.”
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) was castigated during DREAMers debate Tuesday. 

Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia of Florida castigated Iowa Republican Steve King for telling the conservative website Newsmax that some young immigrants have “calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”

Several Republicans raised serious concerns as to whether support of DREAMers would open the door to making citizenship available to a larger group of immigrants, which they oppose.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) says the nation should DREAMers to stay in the U.S. legally. 

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