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Javier writes: "Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus were reportedly told they could not attend a meeting about deportations and raids with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan Thursday."

Representative Luis V. Gutierrez, a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. (photo: AP)
Representative Luis V. Gutierrez, a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. (photo: AP)


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members Were Blocked From Meeting With ICE - and They're Furious

By Carla Javier, Fusion

17 February 17

 

embers of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus were reportedly told they could not attend a meeting about deportations and raids with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan Thursday.

The snub came after ICE reportedly canceled another planned meeting with the caucus earlier this week. ICE said the meeting was canceled because it had grown too large and wasn’t bipartisan. Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA) called the cancellation of Tuesday’s meeting “bullshit.”

Ten Democrats were allowed to attend Thursday’s meeting, including Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), the current chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Politico reported.

Among the members kept out were Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), who has a long history of criticizing deportation policies and advocating on behalf of the undocumented, and Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV), who was born in Mexico and has said he lived in the U.S. with an expired visa for a period of time before becoming a citizen.

Speaking to reporters, Gutierrez expressed anger about what had happened.

“I’ve been here 25 years and I’ve never been told by the Speaker of the House that I can’t attend a meeting I’ve requested,” he fumed.

“The speaker’s office organized a small bipartisan briefing that was, at the request of DHS, limited to members with jurisdictional interests in immigration enforcement,” a spokesperson for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan told the Huffington Post. “Members of the CHC expressed interest in attending, and to accommodate the request, we welcomed the chair of the CHC to join on behalf of the other members.”

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+9 # DongiC 2017-02-17 11:03
The republicans are really something else. Perhaps, they will go down with their esteemed leader. Sure hope so!
 
 
+6 # HowardMH 2017-02-17 11:56
Continue to be furious, scream, yell, stomp your feet until hell freezes over.

How is that Hopie-Changie working out for you so far?

The American Spring will start when there are thousands of really, really pissed off people at the Capital (with 2x2s and baseball bats) all at the same time raising some serious hell against the Lunatics, and idiots absolutely nothing is ever, ever going to happen to these totally bought and paid for by the richest 400 families in the world that are becoming more and more powerful with each passing rigged election thanks to the stupid people.

So, scream, yell, chant, stomp your feet, threaten to hold your breath, and beat your drums so the media can show it on the evening news, while all of those who can actually do anything about it are home counting their donation money and laughing all the way to the bank.
 

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