Thursday, June 18, 2020

FACT CHECK: McSally DID Fight For DACA Recipients... Before She Withdrew Her Support, Deleted Video (WATCH DELETED VIDEO)

The U.S. Supreme Court today dealt a setback to Trump Administration efforts to end the DACA
program for people brought into the country illegally as children. Arizona Senator Martha McSally immediately tweeted that the opinion gives the government another chance to address the politically-sensitive issue, and noted that she has "fought many times in Congress to provide a legal status for DACA recipients...."

McSally's advocacy has a much more mixed record, however.

In 2017, she spoke passionately about urging the White House to assure DACA recipients (aka "Dreamers") that the Trump Administration would not pull the rug out from under Dreamers' feet after they had provided information that could be used against them.

However, in 2018, as she began her run for the Senate seat, she removed the video from her YouTube channel and withdrew her co-sponsorship of a bill to protect DACA recipients and give them a path to U.S. citizenship.

Arizona's Politics re-found the video and posted it shortly thereafter. It can still be viewed on our website.

However, McSally DID sign on to another bill, called "Securing America's Future Act". It would provide protections to DREAMers, but NOT give them a path to citizenship. (Neither ended up passing the House in that election year.)

CONCLUSION: The Senator's tweets today are factually CORRECT, but MISLEADING. 

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