Bill to Stop Executive Action Fails in the Senate, Immigrant Rights Groups Respond
San Diego: The Senate voted down the House's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Bill with anti-immigrant amendments that would have defunded DHS in order to block relief for millions of immigrant families, workers, and youth.
The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) praised Senators who voted against the divisive bill and called on the Senate and House leadership to stop playing politics with our families' lives.
Pedro Rios, SDIRC Community Representative and Director of the American Friends Service Committee in San Diego, released the following statement:
We applaud the Senators who supported immigrant families by voting against HR 240. We thank them for taking a stand against anti-immigrant measures that hurt our communities and break up our families. Adding anti-immigrant amendments to the DHS funding bill is irresponsible governing. It's time to stop the political theatre and work towards immigration legislation that supports border communities.
Since 2007, San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) has worked to bring together leaders from the faith, labor, and legal communities to advocate policies that promote the civic and human rights of immigrants and is comprised of 20 organizations from throughout San Diego County.