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 GosarGOP lawmaker's mother sides with him after siblings endorse opponent GOP lawmaker blasts siblings who backed Dem rival: 'Stalin would be proud' GOP lawmaker's siblings endorse Dem opponent: 'Difficult to see my brother as anything but a racist' 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 GrishamReexamining presidential power over national monuments State Department: Allegations of racism 'disgusting and false' Women candidates set nationwide records 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 CurbeloDems see Kavanaugh saga as playing to their advantage GOP, White House start playing midterm blame game The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Cuomo wins and Manafort plea deal 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 FudgeTrump attacks Dems on farm bill Dem lawmaker sees 'probability’ that next Speaker will be black Moulton looks to recruit new generation of Dem leaders 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 IssaTrump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency Overnight Energy: Watchdog to investigate EPA over Hurricane Harvey | Panel asks GAO to expand probe into sexual harassment in science | States sue over methane rules rollback Green group targets California GOP House candidates in new ads 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 CummingsRep. Cummings: Will Kavanaugh take lie detector test and ask for FBI investigation? Graham to renew call for second special counsel Hillicon Valley: Sanders finds perfect target in Amazon | Cyberattacks are new fear 17 years after 9/11 | Firm outs alleged British Airways hackers | Trump to target election interference with sanctions | Apple creating portal for police data requests 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-LehtinenCook moves status of 6 House races as general election sprint begins The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Cuomo wins and Manafort plea deal Trump's Puerto Rico tweets spark backlash MORE (R-Fla.) tweeted.

Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeGrassley panel scraps Kavanaugh hearing, warns committee will vote without deal Coulter mocks Kavanaugh accuser: She'll only testify 'from a ski lift' Poll: More voters oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination than support it MORE (R-Ariz.) wrote: “This is why we can’t have nice things…”

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHow does the 25th Amendment work? Sinema, Fitzpatrick call for long-term extension of Violence Against Women Act GOP super PAC drops .5 million on Nevada ad campaign MORE (R-Wis.) offered milder pushback, with a spokeswoman saying that “the Speaker clearly does not agree.”