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Rep. Filemon Vela Resigns From Congressional Hispanic Caucus Over Immigration Reform's Border ?Militarization' (VIDEO)

July 2, 2013

Not all immigration reform supporters are getting behind this bill.

Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas), who represents a South Texas border districting including Brownsville, resigned resigned from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus over its members? support of the comprehensive immigration reform bill?s multi-billion dollar security measures, known as the ?border surge.? The news was first reported Tuesday by the Houston Chronicle.

Vela?s decision came days after he joined fellow Texas Democratic Reps. Pete Gallego and Beto O?Rourke on the floor of the House in criticizing the immigration bill?s emphasis on border security.


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