Pete Aguilar Leads Charge to Protect Military Dreamers from Deportation
After an effort led by Congressman Pete Aguilar (D-CA), the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved an amendment to protect DACA program recipients who are active-duty military or veterans from deportation. If it is included and passed in the final Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill, it would block funds from being used to deport “Dreamers” who fall into the active-duty or veteran categories. “I’m proud that the Appropriations Committee passed my bipartisan amendment with Congressman Mark Amodei to ensure that no DACA recipient serving in our military can be deported. Dreamers who serve deserve to know they have a future in the country they've risked their lives to defend,” said Aguilar. The Committee approved the amendment by a voice vote with no opposition. More here.