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A new proposal to make President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program permanent was announced Tuesday by a bipartisan group of House lawmakers. The DACA program, which shields some U.S. residents brought to the country illegally as children from deportation, has been in limbo since September of last year when President Trump announced its end.
A bill intended to prevent temporary foreign workers from displacing Americans could reach the House floor for a vote in coming months.
Rep. Scott Peters on Friday criticized President Trump’s demand for $18 billion for a border wall in return for protecting the Dreamers as “a selfish appeal” to his right-wing political base.
The tax reform package passed the House and Senate earlier this month without a single Democratic vote.
GOP Rep. Darrell Issa of the 49th District joined San Diego County’s three Democrats in voting no. (Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter voted yes.)
But with a Senate vote looming, Rep. Scott Peters of the 52nd district delivered a speech Thursday slamming the GOP measure.
Here is the text of Peters’ remarks as provided by his office:
US Rep. Scott Peters (D-California) serves California’s 52nd Congressional District, which is located in San Diego and the surrounding region.
Peters currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.
Congressman Scott Peters is part of a large California delegation at the Vatican climate conference that also includes Governor Jerry Brown and Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher V. Ramanathan.
Professor Sir Greg Winter was on hand to unveil the newest development plans for the Babraham Research Campus last week.
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A local single mother of two children is set to be deported, but some San Diego leaders are stepping up to defend her.
Silvia Ocampo Ortiz, an employed housekeeper, has two U.S.-citizen kids, including an 8-year-old with special needs.