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Homeland Security Plans Are Penalty For Action, Says Representative Thompson

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Benny Thompson says in a press release that a clique within the house Republicans is attempting to punish the Department of Homeland Security for the President’s plan for immigration reform. 

President Obama tells illegal immigrants to come out from the shadows and allows them protections within the borders of the United States as a way to fix the immigration issues. House Republicans have since said that they aren’t allowing full funding for Homeland Security for fiscal year 2015. Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson (D) says this is a punishment movement.

“I urge my colleagues to reject cynical efforts to keep the DHS budget in limbo while conservatives figure out ways to try to stop immigration reform,” says  Congressman  Thompson.

Thompson goes on to say that by not having a solid budget set for Homeland Security, the Right blocks the path for other security efforts for air, land, sea, and cyberspace.

News Mississippi has a call out to Congressman Thompson, but there hasn’t been a call back yet.

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