Hispanic Dems seek vote to condemn GOP lawmaker for demanding arrests of 'Dreamers'
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The leader of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Monday sought a House vote to formally condemn Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarOvernight Energy: Spending bill targets Pruitt | Ryan not paying 'close attention' to Pruitt controversies | Yellowstone park chief learned of dismissal through press release GOP offshore drilling proposal triggers debate Republican moves on Arizona coal plant show they don’t believe their own rhetoric MORE (R-Ariz.) for urging the Capitol Police to arrest immigrants without legal status who were guests of lawmakers at last week’s State of the Union address.

Rep. Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamPelosi, Dems hammer GOP for ‘derailing’ DACA debate Dems fret over possible tweaks to bipartisan immigration bill Six takeaways from 2018's Super Tuesday MORE (D-N.M.), the caucus chairwoman, offered a resolution on the floor that condemns Gosar for “inappropriate actions that intimidated State of the Union guests and discredited the U.S. House of Representatives.”

The resolution states that Gosar “abused his power in an attempt to interfere with and politicize the U.S. Capitol Police’s efforts to provide for a safe, secure, and open environment during the State of the Union” and violated rules requiring all members to behave in a manner reflecting “creditably” on the House.

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Gosar called on the Capitol Police to check the identification of people attending the State of the Union last Tuesday and arrest anyone residing in the U.S. without documentation.

Scores of Democrats had invited young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, often referred to as “Dreamers.”

“Of all the places where the Rule of Law needs to be enforced, it should be in the hallowed halls of Congress. Any illegal aliens attempting to go through security, under any pretext of invitation or otherwise, should be arrested and deported,” Gosar wrote in a series of tweets.

Under House rules, any member can bring up a “privileged” resolution raising questions regarding the dignity and integrity of chamber proceedings. Lujan Grisham used that process for her resolution to condemn Gosar, which must, under House procedures, receive legislative action within two days.

It’s likely that GOP leaders would move to table the resolution, but the Congressional Hispanic Caucus would still be able to force a procedural vote.

Many lawmakers, including centrist Republican Rep. Carlos CurbeloCarlos Luis CurbeloConservatives express concern over House GOP immigration bill Hoyer: GOP centrists 'sold out' Dreamers Wall Street Journal warns GOP may lose House and Senate over immigration MORE (Fla.), had invited recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which granted qualifying immigrants temporary work permits.

DACA recipients with valid permits would not have been at risk of arrest.

The Trump administration is phasing out DACA, but lawmakers are struggling to negotiate a deal to allow the program’s recipients to stay in the country in exchange for border security measures.

It’s not the first time a member of the House minority has called out the behavior of a lawmaker in the majority party.

In 2014, Rep. Marcia FudgeMarcia Louise FudgeDeVos grilled on civil rights for students Farm bill abandons endangered wildlife House rejects effort to condemn lawmaker for demanding 'Dreamer' arrests MORE (D-Ohio), then the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, offered a privileged resolution to condemn then-House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell IssaDarrell Edward IssaThe Hill's 12:30 Report On The Money: New York AG sues to dissolve Trump Foundation | Issa tamps down rumors of consumer agency nomination | Bank regulator faces backlash over comments on racism | Cohn contradicts Trump on trade Issa tamps down rumors of consumer bureau nomination MORE (R-Calif.) for shutting down a hearing without letting any Democrats speak.

Issa had cut off the microphone of the Oversight Committee’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsRepublicans tear into IG finding on Clinton probe Cummings slams family separations: 'We will not keep kids in child internment camps' Live coverage: Justice IG testifies before House on report criticizing FBI MORE (Md.), a Black Caucus member.

The House ultimately voted to table Fudge's resolution.

Democrats blasted Gosar last week for his actions, as did with two Republicans who have centrist views on immigration policy.

"Oh my goodness, RepGosar. Dreamers don’t pose a threat to us. This is so drastic and cruel. Dios mío," Rep. Ileana Ros-LehtinenIleana Carmen Ros-LehtinenTrump immigration comments spark chaos in GOP More than 100 bipartisan lawmakers urge Pruitt to scrap 'secret science' rule GOP doubles female recruits for congressional races MORE (R-Fla.) tweeted.

Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakePoll: McSally holds 14-point lead in Arizona GOP Senate primary GOP senators introduce bill to prevent family separations at border McCain, Coons: Trump should withdraw controversial refugee nominee MORE (R-Ariz.) wrote: “This is why we can’t have nice things…”

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump vows to stand with House GOP '1,000 percent' on immigration Heckler yells ‘Mr. President, f--- you’ as Trump arrives at Capitol Hoyer: GOP centrists 'sold out' Dreamers MORE (R-Wis.) offered milder pushback, with a spokeswoman saying that “the Speaker clearly does not agree.”