Roy Blunt (r) [2016 file photo].

From Senator Roy Blunt (r) yesterday:

Sep 05 2017
Blunt Statement on the Trump Administration’s DACA Announcement
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the administration is ending the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a six-month delay:
“The young people in the DACA program need a permanent, commonsense solution that will allow them to continue working and going to school in the only country that many of them have ever known,” Blunt said. “The manner in which this program was created has left DACA recipients in legal limbo for too long, and Congress now has a responsibility to work toward a legislative solution. At the same time, it is imperative that we continue working with the president to strengthen our border security. Enhancing our border security will help facilitate progress toward addressing all aspects of our broken immigration system.”

He must really think everyone else on the planet is stupid. When the DREAM Act came to a vote and passed in the U.S. House (this was before Roy Blunt became a U.S. Senator) on December 8, 2010 then Representative Roy Blunt (r) didn’t vote. The bill was killed in the U.S. Senate due to (mostly) republican opposition. The House vote:

      H R 5281      YEA-AND-NAY      8-Dec-2010      9:01 PM
      QUESTION:  On Motion to Concur in Senate Amendments #1 and #2, and in #3 With Amendment
      BILL TITLE: To amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify and improve certain provisions relating to the removal of litigation against Federal officers or agencies to Federal courts, and for other purposes
—- YEAS    216 —
—- NAYS    198 —
—- NOT VOTING    20 —

Seven year ago there was “a permanent, commonsense solution” but then Representative Roy Blunt (r) didn’t vote.


In support of DACA – Kansas City – September 5, 2017 (September 5, 2017)

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D): on DACA (September 6, 2017)