La Raza, the Hispanic activist organization, praised 11 House Republicans who voted against the final border bills last week that prohibited President Barack Obama from using federal funds to enact temporary amnesty.
“Last Friday, 11 Republicans stood with DREAMers and rejected a bill that would effectively end DACA, which has provided relief to more than 500,000 people so far,” La Raza wrote on its blog this week. “Click the photos below to help us send a thank-you tweet to these members of Congress.”
La Raza asked its members to thank these House Republicans: Reps. Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV); Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO); Jeff Denham (R-CA); Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL); Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO); Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) (R-NY); Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL); Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA); Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL); Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI); and Rep. David Valadao (R-CA).
After Sens. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) emphasized that Obama’s Deferred Action program has lured more illegal immigrant juveniles from Central America, and said that a bill that enables Obama to enact more amnesty should not pass, House Republicans rejected the original border bill. House leaders had to pull the bill last Thursday and then call its members back from recess to cobble together a compromise that was palatable to conservatives. On Friday evening, the House finally passed its border bills.