Texas rep: Most Dems will vote against DACA fix that includes wall funding

Rep. Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroSteve King: Julian and Joaquin Castro learned Spanish to ‘qualify as retroactive Hispanics’ Hispanic Dems want answers on detention of immigrant minors Cook Political Report moves Texas Senate race to ‘toss-up’ MORE (D-Texas) said late Sunday he believes most Democrats will vote against any immigration bill that addresses the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program if it also includes funding for a border wall. 

“I will certainly vote against it, and I know most Democrats will vote against it,” Castro said on MSNBC.

“I can only speak for the House of Representatives, of course. In the Senate, they have different rules and it’s a different matter. But I would suspect you will have the overwhelming majority of Democrats vote against it, yes,” he added.

The Trump administration announced last year that it was ending DACA, which allows certain immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally as children — often called "Dreamers" — to work and go to school here if they meet certain requirements.


Congress has until mid-March to pass a legislative fix or hundreds of thousands of immigrants will be at risk of being deported.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday sent a group of senators the Trump administration's list of priorities for any immigration deal.

The seven-page document includes the U.S.-Mexico border wall, tightening the rules for allowing unaccompanied minors to enter the country and limiting "chain migration," which allows citizens and permanent residents to sponsor family members.

The document also details limiting funding for cities that don't comply with federal immigration law and cracking down on visa overstays.