A group representing young immigrants is planning to take over the Houston office of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday, to protest Cruz’s attempts to stop immigration reform from passing in Congress.
“Since taking office, Sen. Cruz has bullied the undocumented community, blocking attempts at immigration reform that would lift my parents out of the shadows, and now he’s using his power among right-wing representatives in the House to allow a vote to get rid of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” said Maria Cabello, an organizer for United We Dream, according to the McKinney Courier-Gazette.
“DACA has provided me and more than 600,000 young immigrants an opportunity to work and drive for the first time, and Sen. Cruz’s attacks against Dreamers will not stand,” she added. “We’re here to remind the Senator of his immigrant roots, and it’s shameful that he continues bullying families like his.”
Earlier this year, Cruz officially gave up his Canadian citizenship, less than a year after he learned he had dual citizenship in Canada and the United States.
Along with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Cruz has been credited with working with House members to pass legislation that would block President Barack Obama from expanding a DACA-like program to millions of adults. The House passed that tougher bill on August 1, just before leaving for the August recess.
United We Dream could not be reached by TheBlaze. But according to the Courier-Gazette, Cabello said Cruz is one of the reasons why the GOP is “dead” to the immigrant community.
“The Republican Party has fully embraced a political ideology that seeks to mass deport Dreamers and their parents, and we’ve known that relief for my parents rests in President Obama’s hand,” Cabello said. “The GOP is dead to our community and we will not soon forget its continuous attacks on our families.”
According to the Courier-Gazette, dozens of immigrants will “take over” Cruz’s office in Houston on August 14, at 11:30 a.m.