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House Democrats just voted AGAINST Republicans’ Motion to Recommit to H.R. 6 (Found HERE) offered by Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-08).

This Motion to Recommit would ensure that gang members are not eligible for benefits—including a pathway to citizenship—under the Democrats’ Dream Act, and will instead prioritize them for removal from the country.

In the 116th Congress (just two years ago), five Democrats who currently serve in this Congress voted in support of this same Motion to Recommit to H.R. 6:

  • Angie Craig (MN-02)
  • Jared Golden (ME-02)
  • Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05)
  • Josh Harder (CA-10)
  • Elissa Slotkin (MI-08)

Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-08) delivered remarks in support of his commonsense amendment:

“This Motion to Recommit ensures that those individuals whose applications would be denied on the basis of criminal grounds, national security grounds, public safety risks, or as gang members, are considered by the Department of Homeland Security for removal from the United States.

“Under H.R. 6, information provided in an application for a green card may not be used for the purpose of immigration enforcement – even if DHS denies the application or it’s withdrawn.  

“This means that if an applicant has a murder conviction, a rape conviction, or if the applicant is a gang member, and DHS knows about it because of the application, DHS can’t refer that person for removal.

“If Democrats see fit to listen to the America people and exclude these criminals and gang members from receiving green cards under H.R.6, then they should vote for this Motion To Recommit to ensure those dangerous individuals are denied a safe haven here in our neighborhoods and communities where our children go to school and play.”

Democrats, especially the five who flip-flopped their vote, should have to explain to their constituents why they support allowing illegal immigrant criminals and gang members to remain in the U.S.

216 Democrats voted against Republicans’ Motion to Recommit  — including five Democrats who voted in favor of this amendment just two years ago. 203 Republicans voted in favor of it.