GOP Rep. Curbelo Hits ‘Fringe Element’ Kris Kobach: We Must Recognize DREAMers as Americans
CURBELO: "It’s regrettable that some fringe elements in our politics have a sick obsession with scapegoating immigrants for blaming them for all of our economic struggles in this country. If you want a culprit for stagnant economic growth, for weak economic growth, look at the tax code we’re trying to fix; look at our education system which isn’t fully aligned with the jobs of the 21st century. Obviously technology is a blessing but presents challenges to people looking for jobs. And something that he said that really stood out is that young Americans are struggling in this country, and he blamed immigrants for those struggles. Well, it’s young Americans who overwhelmingly support the DREAMers cause and want to see Congress take action to afford them a permanent solution. Why? Because they understand that these young people went to school with them, grew up in this country, they are Americans, and that’s why my bill is called the Recognizing America’s Children’s Act, because these young people are Americans and it’s up to us to recognize them as such."