Titus Condemns Republican War on Immigrants

Jan 27, 2015
Floor Statements

January 27, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District spoke on the House Floor to condemn Nevada’s Attorney General’s decision to join the lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive action on immigration. Below are her remarks:

“Last week, House Republicans voted to eliminate DAPA, a program that would protect nearly 40% of undocumented immigrants, promote family unity, and boost our economy. They also voted to end DACA, which has helped some 630,000 DREAMers, including 10,000 in Nevada, come out of the shadows and pursue the American Dream. 

“This Republican attack is not only being waged at the federal level. Yesterday, Nevada's Republican Attorney General joined more than two dozen other states in a lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive action on immigration, although every president since Eisenhower has used similar executive authority to protect immigrants in our country.

“So what then is the real reason for declaring war on immigrants? Could it be that they want to keep a desperate underclass to fill those low-wage, no benefit jobs? Or is it because of some fear that these folks might become citizens and vote them out of office? Regardless of the reason, these modern-day Know Nothings should be ashamed of themselves.”