To the stunned disbelief of other house members the GOP actually passed the amendment.
The House GOP is unbelievably passing a King amendment to defund Obama's relief for DREAMERs. So much for the rebranding. Appalling.This tweet came screaming across my screen earlier today and I had to stop and think to myself... why? WHY? Why is the GOP doing this to themselves?
— Jim Himes (@jahimes) June 6, 2013
From The Huffington Post
The House voted 224-201 on Thursday to end Department of Homeland Security discretion policies that allow it to delay deportations for young, undocumented immigrants and other people deemed low-priority, effectively demanding the government force out Dreamers who came to the United States as children.Of course this is terrible optics for a party that is suppose to be re-evaluating its position on immigration and Latino issues. Even worse for the GOP brand is Steve King's twitter account.
#Immigration OpEd “Making Undocumented Immigrants ‘Citizens’ will Only Expand our Bloated Welfare State”tinyurl.com/lo7uu2e #NoAmnestyBecause from the stand point of the House GOP all immigrants are welfare moochers? Seriously GOP, not helping your cause to keep allowing people like Steve King have a national microphone on immigration policy issues.
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) June 6, 2013