On June 6, 2013, Murphy voted for legislation that would restart the deportation of Dreamers.(H.R. 2217, Roll Call Vote #211, Passed 245-182, R 220-10, D 25-172, 6/6/13, Murphy Voted Yea, Accessed 10/17/16)
The Associated Press: “House votes to resume deporting young DREAM Act immigrants.”“The Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to resume the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children, the first immigration-related vote in either chamber of Congress this year and a measure of the daunting challenge facing supporters of a sweeping overhaul of existing law on the subject. The party-line vote of 224-201 was aimed at blocking implementation of President Barack Obama’s 2012 election-year order to stop deportations of many so-called DREAM Act individuals. … Obama announced a new policy in June 2012 that puts off deportation for two years for many of those brought to the United States as children, specifically if they were under 16 at the time and are no older than 31 now.” (The Associated Press, 6/6/13)
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