Over the past six weeks, since U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) promised to restart his efforts to collect signatures on a “discharge petition” to force the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on legislation that would temporarily protect some so-called Dreamers from deportation, Coffman has apparently failed to convince a single Congressman, Democrat or Republican, to sign it.
Coffman again promises to force vote on Bridge Act (temporary), not to be confused with the Dream Act (permanent)
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) recommitted this week to force a House vote to protect Dreamers from deportation, if there is no legislative fix by March 5, when the program’s phaseout under Trump is complete.
Republican Congressman Mike Coffman grabbed headlines back in September for promising to force Republican leaders in the U.S. House to vote on his bill, called the BRIDGE Act, allowing Dreamers to remain in the U.S. for two more years, while Congress works out a permanent solution.
State Rep. Dave Williams, a Colorado Springs Republican, slammed sanctuary cities during a radio appearance Friday, claiming immigrants are drawn to them and “wreak havoc.”
Contradicting McConnell, Gardner says DACA will only be considered after Senate agrees on other issues
Contradicting U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who expressed his “intention” to allow a Senate vote on DACA and other immigration issues, even if other issues, like defense spending and disaster relief, were not resolved, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner today walked back expectations that a DACA vote will actually occur, stating that Senate agreements on “funding the federal budget for the year,” on “budget caps,” and on “defense spending” must be completed before the Senate will take up the “DACA issue.”
Denver immigration lawyer: Trump ‘grovels to the xenophobic wing of his base’ in exchange for Dreamer protections
Suspicions that Trump would demand a high price for the protection of immigrants who arrived in the country as children came to fruition Sunday after the White House released a set of immigration demands, including funding for a border wall, to be met in exchange for a deal on Dreamers.