Debbie Wasserman Schultz calls Republicans ‘heartless’ for opposing Obama’s amnesty

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz told MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart on Tuesday that Republicans are “heartless” for wanting to halt Obama’s executive order to allow the parents of “DREAMers” to stay in the U.S. legally:

DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: It continues to leave families in jeopardy, people forced to live in the shadows. These are, let’s emphasize, as you said, the parents of U.S. citizen children, the parents of dreamers who the president’s issued an executive order previously, allowing them to stay in the country, those are kids only known in this country from the youngest stage of childhood, know no other country other than the United States, who want to graduate from high school, serve in our military, have an opportunity to go to college with that dreamer policy allows them to do and their parents now live in fear of being deported.

That is unacceptable, and the president’s action would have allowed those parents to apply for legal status today. The court action that was pushed and supported by Republicans stopped that in its tracks, leaves it indefinitely uncertain. It’s going to wind its way through the courts and leave those families in total limbo indefinitely and that’s just unacceptable, heartless, and very clear contrast between Democrats, all of our presidential candidates support that action, support comprehensive immigration reform and a pathway to legal status and citizenship and the Republicans all oppose it. For immigrant families who decide to vote, who are citizens and Hispanic citizens in particular, this is going to be a big issue next year.

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