House Republicans (and three Democratic representatives) passed an amendment to cut off funding to process Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applications, leaving "Dreamers" exposed to deportation.
These young people were, for the greater part of their lives, raised in this country and they consider themselves Americans. This is what they know. Among them are so many intelligent, dedicated students who have demonstrated their worth and will make great contributions to our nation as working professionals, employers, taxpayers and community members.
Voting to deport them is not only mean- spirited, it is also short-sighted and against the best interests of our nation. Commendations to Rep. Jeff Denham, one of six Republicans who voted against the measure.