Eric Swalwell and Jackie Speier let down their pro-immigrant base

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From East Bay Times:

by Rev. Deborah Lee and Bob Lane

On Twitter, Congressmembers Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) and Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) proclaim their opposition to President Trump’s abuses of power.

But last month, rhetoric didn’t match reality. Both Swalwell and Speier voted in favor of Trump’s attempts to demonize and deport millions of immigrants.

The pair were the only California Democrats to join House Republicans in supporting HR 3004, a draconian bill that would punish people fleeing violence or desperately seeking to return to the only home they know.

This proposal, riddled with constitutional violations, may never make it to Trump’s desk, let alone go into effect. Nonetheless, we are ashamed to see our representatives lend legitimacy to a xenophobic agenda.

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