The House Republican Party Then & Now
What Mr. Boehner and the House Republican Conference told us then:
“One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents. It is time to provide an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children through no fault of their own, those who know no other place as home. For those who meet certain eligibility standards, and serve honorably in our military or attain a college degree, we will do just that.” – House Republican Preamble to their Immigration Principles
What the American people are being told now:
“Republicans are using the flood of migrant children across the U.S. border as a bludgeon in hopes of dismantling deportation protections for DREAMers – young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.”
How priorities have changed.