Campaign 2010

Jul 24, 2013

Virginians Speak Out Against Wolf’s Dysfunctional Politics on Immigration

Tonight hundreds of  faith leaders, immigration supporters and Dreamers facing deportation will march  to Congressman Frank Wolf’s District Office to call on Congressman Wolf to stop creating gridlock in Washington and finally take action on immigration reform.

Instead of working to fix problems in our immigration system, Congressman Wolf continues to refuse to even consider any solutions – stating that immigration reform is “dead” in the House and voting to restart deportation of eligible DREAMers.   

“This is yet another sign that the people of northern Virginia are tired of Congressman Wolf stopping solutions in their tracks,” said David Bergstein of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Congressman Wolf has been in Washington so long that he’s lost touch with the values of Commonwealth residents, which is why so many Virginians are speaking out against Congressman Wolf’s failed tenure.”

BACKGROUND:

Congressman Wolf Voted to Restart Deportation of Eligible DREAMers.  In 2013, Wolf voted for an amendment that would restart deportations of young, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. The amendment to the homeland security appropriations bill would prohibit the use of funds to implement President Obama’s order that would protect approximately 800,000 eligible individuals. [HR 2217, Vote #208, 6/06/13]

Congressman Wolf Voted Against the DREAM Act. In 2010, Wolf voted against the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to legal residency for hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants first brought to the United States illegally by their parents. [HR 5281, Vote #625, 12/08/10]

Congressman Wolf Said Senate Immigration Reform is “Dead” in the House. “I think the defining issues is gonna be on the whole issue of legalization. And legalization and citizenship are two issues that are controversial. I don’t think you’re going to find legalization leading to citizenship, amnesty if you will…. I think you will find the House doing different things in a different way. I think the Senate bill per se is dead in so far as the House.” [WJLA News Talk, 7/02/13]


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