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Tue Jul 2, 2013, 02:01 PM

Rep. Vela: Senate immigration bill too heavy on enforcement; resigns from Cong. Hispanic Caucus

Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownville

WASHINGTON - A South Texas congressman resigned from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in protest of the group's embrace of a Senate immigration bill that contains millions of dollars for drones, fences and border agents, officials said Tuesday.

Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, announced his decision to resign in a short email over the weekend following Senate approval.

Vela said he was concerned that the bill conditions a pathway to citizenship for people living in the country illegally on militarization of the border, including additional hundreds of miles of border fence.

I hereby resign, Vela said.

More at http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/article/S-Texas-congressman-Senate-immigration-bill-too-4642598.php

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