From the White House:
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release June 06, 2013
Statement by the Press Secretary on the House Passage of Congressman Steve King’s Amendment
As the Senate prepares to debate bipartisan commonsense immigration reform next week, House Republicans chose to spend today passing an extreme amendment to strip protections from “Dreamers.” These are productive members of society who were brought here as young children, grew up in our communities, and became American in every way but on paper. This amendment, sponsored by Representative Steve King, runs contrary to our most deeply-held values as Americans. It asks law enforcement to treat these Dreamers the same way as they would violent criminals. It’s wrong. It’s not who we are. And it will not become law.
The recorded vote on the King Amendment to HR 2217:
H R 2217 RECORDED VOTE 6-Jun-2013 10:41 AM
AUTHOR(S): King of Iowa Amendment
QUESTION: On Agreeing to the Amendment
Ayes Noes [….] NV
Republican 221 6 6
Democratic 3 195 3
TOTALS 224 201 9
—- AYES 224 —
—- NOES 201 —
—- NOT VOTING 9 —
They fear their current teabagger base more than they fear the inexorable demographic future.
And look who didn’t waste any time parroting the teabagger line on his first day in the House.