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Correa Votes Against Spending Measure That “Scapegoats Latinos”

Congressman Lou Correa, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán pose with volunteer lawyers at LAX on Jan. 29, 2017 to assist detainees as a result of President Trump’s immigration ban.

Rep. Lou Correa Votes No On Budget Deal

Washington DC – Today, Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) released the following statement regarding his vote against the budget deal:

“I want to acknowledge this bill is a compromise and I support keeping the government open, but budgets represent values, and this budget does not represent my district’s values. This budget continues to scapegoat Latinos and perpetuate President Trump’s bad border wall policies. Additionally, it fails to acknowledge our border region for the economic powerhouse that it is—instead branding it a dangerous threat to our country.

“Mexico is the United States’ third largest trading partner in the world. Our border region is the 12th largest economy on earth. Separating our two nations with a wall ignores our economic interdependence. We must address our security concerns cooperatively with our Mexican allies because the only real border security that works is a safe and protected region. When Mexico is strong and secure, our border is as well.

“That is why we must continue to work with our Mexican and Canadian partners and invest in the border technology we know works—like sharing intelligence, drug dogs, advanced scanning at ports of entries, and better-trained border agents. President Trump’s border wall fails to address the real issues, and will only hurt our economy and our immigrant communities.”



  1. Tony Pepper Tony Pepper February 16, 2019

    Surrounding my home is a wall with a gate. This secures my dog, my property and grandchildren when they come over. Of course should someone desire to climb my wall rather than enter through the gate (which I keep locked when not using) sprinklers connected to motion detectors come on. Don’t grasp why replicating the system which I use to secure my home cannot be used to protect the country.

    • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | February 18, 2019

      It keeps out unwanted traffic; anyone willing to wait at the gate can get it. Gates don’t work

  2. Donald Trump Is Brain Damaged Donald Trump Is Brain Damaged February 17, 2019

    “I didn’t need to do this. But I’d rather do it much faster.”


  3. Lenore Lenore February 17, 2019

    Tony, the question is not why it cannot be used, but what is more effective. Alternative means provide just as good if not better security than a wall. Moreover, a wall has historically symbolized war, occupation, and/or post war segregation. There was the Berlin wall erected after WWII for example.

    Pilgrims used to build forts. We don’t build forts anymore. Many people don’t even have fences anymore. However, they do have home security systems. Technology changes and demands change. We were not and are not in a war with Mexico. So long as we don’t fear Mexico, why would we ever need a wall?

    Watch Canadian Bacon. Great Comedy with some lessons in there!

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