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House Republicans Pass Two Anti-Immigrant Laws; 24 Dems Support Trump’s Immigration Agenda

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Today, House Republicans passed H.R. 3003 and ​H.R. 3004​, both anti-immigrant pieces of legislation that bolster Donald Trump’s mass deportation agenda. The former would make communities less safe for all Americans by encouraging local police to target immigrants, while the latter would help keep immigrant families apart by jailing those who re-cross the border after a deportation.

As we’ve written, hundreds of advocacy organizations, more than a thousand faith leaders, the US Conference of Mayors, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force opposed one or both bills. But Republicans were determined to press on with their persecution of immigrants — and some Democrats stepped in to help.

H.R. 3003 passed on a 224-195 vote, with 3 Democrats voting yes and 7 Republicans voting no. Here are the Dems who voted yes:

  • Cartwright
  • Cuellar
  • Peterson

H.R. 3004 passed by a 257-167 margin, with one GOP “no” vote and 24 Democrats voting yes. Here are the Democrats:

  • Cartwright
  • Cooper
  • Courtney
  • Crist
  • Cuellar
  • DeFazio
  • Demings
  • Esty (CT)
  • Gottheimer
  • Higgins (NY)
  • Keating
  • Kind
  • Kuster (NH)
  • Langevin
  • Larson (CT)
  • Lipinski
  • Lynch
  • Murphy (FL)
  • O’Halleran
  • Peterson
  • Ruppersberger
  • Sinema
  • Speier
  • Swalwell (CA)

We’ll give a special shout-out to Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), the only Republican to vote against both bills.