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Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:27 AM

Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) Goes On Epic Tirade In Defense Of Dreamers

Source: Huffington Post

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) ripped into his Republican colleague during a House session Wednesday afternoon, coming to the defense of immigration reform advocates attending the session.

Shortly after Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) recognized the Dreamers present in the gallery during his floor speech, Speaker Pro Tempore Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) noted that it was out of order for him to announce the presence of guests in the gallery. Polis erupted over the comment.

"You think they want to be spending their time here, Madam Speaker?" he asked. "Is that what you think? You think they want to be here in the gallery, probably traveling at their own expense to Washington? And you're saying we're addressing them, and that's what you're upset about Madam Speaker? I want you, Madam Speaker, to address the reason that they are here! They are here because our government is tearing apart their families, Madam Speaker!"

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/04/jared-polis-dreamers_n_4387861.html



C-SPAN video: http://c-spanvideo.org/clip/4476093
Read also: Epic Video: Rep. Jared Polis Explodes In Defense of Immigrants

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Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:42 AM

1. Call them out at every opportunity.

"They are here because our government is tearing apart their families, Madam Speaker."

K&R for the dreamers.

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