Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Representing California’s 46th Congressional District
STATEMENT, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:August 1, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Barb Solish, Barb.Solish@mail.house.gov
REP. LORETTA SANCHEZ: REPUBLICAN BILL’S MESSAGE IS ‘DEPORT, DEPORT, DEPORT’
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and member of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in opposition to the House Republicans’ supplemental funding bill that would inadequately address the humanitarian crisis at the border.
“Thank you, Mr. Speaker. A man once said, “I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though some time back they may have entered illegally.” Mr. Speaker, those words were from the great bastion of Republican thinking, President Ronald Reagan. Oh, how his party has changed. In fact, Mr. Speaker, if Ronald Reagan were in office today he would probably have a primary challenge for being too ‘liberal thinking.’
“Mr. Speaker, the House today is bringing up their only immigration related bill and it has one message: deport, deport, deport. Deport children seeking refuge from extreme violence. Deport a mother away from her children. Deport a young person who has pledged allegiance to only one flag and that is our flag. Mr. Speaker, it looks like the bill the Republicans want to bring is a security-only, no-to-dreamers supplemental. It does not address our broken immigration system. Have we lost the core message of our country? What happened to ‘give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free?’ What happened to that America? I’m sure Ronald Reagan knows, but his party does not.”
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is proud to represent California’s 46th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, and parts of the cities of Garden Grove and Orange in Orange County.