Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: Let’s Put Aside the Politics and Give DREAMers Certainty

Jul 27, 2018
Press Release

MIAMI ­­– Earlier this week, the House Committee on Appropriations approved the fiscal year 2019 Department of Homeland Security bill. It included an amendment that would “prohibit funding for the removal of noncitizens who are DACA recipients.” Although the amendment was adopted by voice vote, the Committee’s 22 Democrats voted against the final bill. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement.

“Once again, Democrats have chosen to put politics before the needs of DACA recipients. In the Department of Homeland Security bill that was passed by the Appropriations Committee, an amendment was included that would prohibit funds from being used to remove noncitizen DACA recipients. I’ve said it many times and I’ll say it again: let’s put aside the politics and work on bipartisan solutions that will give DREAMers the certainty they deserve, once and for all.”