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Gutierrez: Dems Must Fight Back Against 'Immoral' Border Wall

Gutierrez: Dems Must Fight Back Against 'Immoral' Border Wall
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By    |   Monday, 14 August 2017 11:54 AM

Democrats must fight against the U.S.-Mexico border wall with the same force as their other priorities, according to Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.

"The Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives and the U.S. senators would basically have to turn their back on a key constituent group, right, which are Latinos, and on fairness and justice, because it's immoral to talk about that wall," Gutierrez said on "The Axe Files" podcast.

"Democrats have to be consistent. You know, if this were for defunding Planned Parenthood, we wouldn't even have a question of Democrats sitting down and negotiating for that budget. If this were to eliminate same-sex marriage, we wouldn't have a conversation as Democrats whether we were going to vote for that budget."

"If it's for deportation and splitting up families and destroying the 'Dreamers,' Democrats have to say that's a line we won't cross either. That's a key fundamental value of our Democratic Party," the congressman added.

"I think we're going to meet that challenge," he said.

Gutierrez said that he believes Republicans will not support immigrants and that President Donald Trump will revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. "What unites the Republican Party is being anti-immigrant. It is the one thing that unites them across the board… it isn't that the majority of members of the House of Representatives in the Republican Party aren't for it. It's just that there's no political will in the Republican Party to allow a vote for immigrants."

On Aug. 2, Gutierrez said that a bill to cut legal immigration is the opposite of what is needed to modernize the immigration system.

The bill "betrays the deep animosity towards legal immigration that has become the central, unifying tenet of the Republican Party," he said in a press release.

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